The Force Awakens

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,248: Stormtrooper Officer (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 30, 2015

Amazon's 6-inch First Order Stormtrooper Officer adds a shoulder pauldron to the figure previously sold at Comic-Con and in fine stores everywhere.  Is it enough to warrant buying again?  Well, it's in a swell boxed set, so I'm leaning toward yes.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,244: Poe Dameron (The Force Awakens X-Wing)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 24, 2015

From Walmart's white and blue X-Wing, the Poe Dameron (The Force Awakens X-Wing) brings you the figure from the Armor Up release body sculpt with a different head - complete with dedicated helmet.  In addition to the X-Wing, he's also got a blaster - is this enough to warrant your cash assuming you can find it?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,240: Poe Dameron (Flight Suit 6-Inch Black Series, The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Don't (or do) miss Poe Dameron!  This 6-inch pilot figure has a great sculpt with lots of wonderful detail, but strange ankles and stranger face deco.  If you leave the helmet on, it isn't bad - the swappable fists are a nice touch.  But do you need this one?   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,239: Poe Dameron (Jacket 6-Inch Black Series, The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Check out Target's 6-inch Poe Dameron - probably in stores now unless it sold out.   I got mine online for $10 off, which is where you want to be - it's a good figure, but the likeness on Oscar Isaac toys as of yet could use some work.  (He's a tough face to capture.)   Should you get this one?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,238: First Order Snowtrooper Officer (6-Inch Black Series, The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 16, 2015

I haven't seen the First Order Snowtrooper Officer in stores since I got mine last month, but hey - it's new!  This exclusive takes a plain Snowtrooper (which isn't out yet) and adds a pauldron, thus making it a better figure than the regular release is likely to be.  If you can get it, it's pretty slick - so good hunting.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,237: Flametrooper (Armor, The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 13, 2015

The armored Flametrooper has neat armor but weird weapon integration - you can't quite plug in the backpack or torch.   Is it worth paying up to get the orange body armor with First Order symbols?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,236: First Order Snowtrooper (The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 12, 2015

Check out the First Order Snowtrooper.  It's not bad - nice gun, decent sculpt, and for some reason space Wolverine claws for cosplay purposes.  Is it worth adding to your growing army, or is it time to admit the grim, bony fingers reaching from the grave have deprived you of the joy you once experienced from toys as a child?   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,233: Luke Skywalker (Armor, The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 9, 2015

Today in Figure of the Day: Luke Skywalker!  Loosely inspired by the Sandstorm Scene and whatever was in the water at Kenner in the late 1980s, this Armor Up version of the Jedi Knight features the same sculpt and lightsaber from last year, but with wacky wrappings, belts, and a backpack for reasons nobody will ever truly understand.  Is it worth the $13? Of course not - but it's weird and fun anyway, so read on!

Disney Park Star Wars Droid Factory Set - Now Online for $29.95

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 8, 2015

Reader Matt wrote in to let us know that is now selling the theme park exclusive Droid Factory Box Set - Star Wars: The Force Awakens for a ridiculously good $29.95.  The set has 4 3 3/4-inch scale droids including some you haven't seen as toys before - considering the going rate of a droid is usually $10-$13, that ain't bad.

What's more, there's also this 25% off $75 coupon that expires today.  If you need more than one set - or shirts - this is quite the deal.

Amazon - New Stormtrooper Exclusive 6-Inch Set Shipping Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, November 7, 2015

UPDATE: Amazon re-opened pre-orders for this week!  $79.99 with free shipping.  Order it before they pull it down again!

UPDATE #2: Amazon pulled new orders down again. Check back for more.

It's here!  Or it'll be here tomorrow, Amazon tells me.  If you pre-ordered the  Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Stormtrooper 4-Pack [Amazon Exclusive]  back in September you might have it as early as tomorrow (Sunday).  It appears Amazon is not currently taking more orders for this set, but you can click here to check availability in case it comes back.   It was originally $79.99 when pre-orders went up September 4.

Customized Star Wars Themed Rolexes

By Mike — Friday, November 6, 2015

For the more well monied fan or timepiece enthusiast, South Korea's Boontheshop partners with Bamford Watch Department to craft and customize four Star Wars versions of their iconic models like the Submariner and Daytona. Each watch subtly represents a different Star Wars character and comes in an exclusive themed case.

Japanese TFA Trailer Reveals New Scenes

By Mike — Friday, November 6, 2015

As if the U.S. version didn't spectacularly do the job already, Star Wars Japan reveals a new version of the final trailer of The Force Awakens showing some new scenes featuring quick shots of C-3PO and more. Check it out after the jump!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,232: Goss Toowers (The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 6, 2015

Meet Goss Toowers - the Resistance's famous mechanic.  Dig him up and shake his hand, and then wonder just what role he plays in the movie.  He's got awesome metallic gloves and a spiffy helmet, but is he a character or is he just scenery?  We'll find out soon, but until then we can look at the figure and squint.  Read on!

Hot Toys Sixth Scale Captain Phasma Preview

By Mike — Friday, November 6, 2015

Here's a preview of the forthcoming sixth scale Captain Phasma from Hot Toys. The First Order commander features authentic likeness and detail with 25 points of articulation and interchangeable hands. The good captain is expected to ship in Q2-Q3 2016.

The Force is Strong With Comic Shops Thanks to The Star Wars Sampler

By Mike — Thursday, November 5, 2015

It was the year the Force returned to Marvel, and we’re closing out 2015 with a bang. Today, Marvel is pleased to announce the Star Wars Sampler, previewing Marvel’s blockbuster Star Wars line of comics! Perfect for distribution at movie theaters and other promotional events, this special one-shot provides all the information anyone needs to dive in to the ongoing adventures of Luke, Han, Leia, Darth Vader and more!