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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,620: Mountain Trooper (The First Order, Galaxy's Edge, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 12, 2019

A First Order trooper that uses some Empire parts, the Mountain Trooper (The First Order, Galaxy's Edge, The Black Series 6-Inch) is pretty nifty - but basically looks like a Scarif trooper if you squint.  He comes with Kylo Ren, Commander Pyre, and a Mouse Droid.  It's a decent set. Should you get it?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,619: Kylo Ren (The First Order, Galaxy's Edge, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 10, 2019

It's OK. The Kylo Ren (The First Order, Galaxy's Edge, The Black Series 6-Inch) is by no means a bad figure, but if you're a completist you'll be annoyed that you likely have one or more figures just like it.   The Last Jedi Kylo Ren body has the plastic helmet head, and odds are you'll have a crack at another figure like it in a few weeks.   Read on!

Ad: Star Wars Skiff In Stock at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 5, 2019

Ad: In stock now - Star Wars The Vintage Collection Skiff Vehicle - Exclusive! Hasbro doesn't do a lot of new mold vintage ships, but you can get this one right now.

 

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Skiff Vehicle - Exclusive

In stock while supplies last.

Editorial comment - I (Adam) just opened mine and put it together - it's great.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,618: DJ R3X (Droid Depot, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 5, 2019

Everything old is newish again! The DJ R3X (Droid Depot, The Black Series 6-Inch)  takes the 1987 design and adds some new stuff and a fresh coat of paint to it - it's also the only Rex droid in this scale so far.  Is the three-armed wonder worth tracking down?  Read on!

Ad: Star Wars Sith Trooper at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Star Wars The Black Series Sith Trooper 6-Inch Action FigureAd: New and from the next movie, the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker The Black Series Sith Trooper 6-Inch Action Figure is available for order today!

Order yours at Entertainment Earth now!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,617: Luke Skywalker (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Everything old remains old with Luke Skywalker (The Retro Collection)  - celebrating four decades and a year of existing, this classic yellow-head figure was briefly back in stores provided you didn't blink.  Target had them in the spring, Entertainment Earth had them in the summer, and you  hopefully got one in one of those two releases.  It's a little different, but it's pretty close to the original - certainly better than the 1995 Kenner Classic 4-Pack version. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,616: Chewbacca (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 29, 2019

They're sold out, but the Chewbacca (The Retro Collection) is pretty cool. It's like the orgiinal, and close enough that if you didn't grow up with it you probably won't notice a huge difference - but the paint, sculpting, feel, and copyright marks give away its modern origins.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,615: 0-0-0 (Triple Zero, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Check out the 0-0-0 (Triple Zero, The Black Series 6-Inch) - it's C-3PO with new arms, in black.  The hands are swappable, the colors are pretty good, and he's from a comic book you probably stopped reading by now, but is still being published.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,614: Boba Fett (The Black Series / The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 22, 2019

It's hard to pick a favorite figure, but Boba Fett (The Black Series / The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Collection)  has been on my desk for close to a month - that's gotta count for something, right?  It's a redeco of the 2013 figure - which also debuted as a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive - with an added blaster and no carbonite block.  Read on!

Press Release: Hasbro to Phase Out Plastic from New Toy and Game Packaging

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hasbro put out an inter3731 esting press release today: Hasbro to Phase Out Plastic from New Toy and Game Packaging.  Before you freak out, the release says "it plans to begin phasing out plastic from new product packaging, including plastic elements like polybags, elastic bands, shrink wrap, window sheets and blister packs. The company’s ambition is to eliminate virtually all plastic in packaging for new products by the end of 2022."

I would take care to note the phrase "ambution is to eliminate virtually all" - so this doesn't mean that they're going to get rid of everything retro-related or that we're going to see 100% closed-box packages.  We might see some changes, though, and it's hard to predict where toy packages might go.  We've seen LEGO with its Bionicle cans around the turn of the century - a sturdy, reusable package you'd want to keep even if you open the toy - and blind bag/blind boxes on the other end.

After the mostly-plastic tubes of Galaxy of Adventure, it's certainly a change.

We've got options.   Keeping small accessories safe and seeing action figure faces are indeed big concerns for the collectoratti, and of course we'll keep an eye on this evolving story.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,613: Darth Vader (Prototype Edition, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 20, 2019

If you missed it at Comic-Con, that's OK - there's over a dozen variants of the Darth Vader (Prototype Edition, The Retro Collection), the multi-colored nightmare for completists.   This is the one I got.  While the sculpting details are close to the original, they're not identical.  I like it enough to keep him on my desk.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,612: Artoo-Deetoo (R2-D2, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 15, 2019

Filling a gap in the remakes of 12-backs, this Artoo-Deetoo (R2-D2, The Vintage Collection) gives you the package art you crave with the droid "bald spot" you  hoped that Hasbro would fix this time.  The dirt deco is cool, the build-a-droid mold is great, but is the Friar Tuck panel necessary? Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,611: Luke Skywalker (Crait, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Check out the Luke Skywalker (Crait, The Vintage Collection)!  This cool figure is based on a sequence from The Last Jedi that was pretty spectacular - and odds are you won't be seeing it in too many stores these days.  Is it worth tracking down?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,610: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Padawan, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 8, 2019

Debuting at Star Wars Celebration this year, but also appearing in a box a couple of months ago, this Obi-Wan Kenobi (Padawan, The Black Series 6-Inch) is pretty great. The first prequel doesn't get a ot of toys, but this is a good one with an excellent portrait.... and sadly no cloth cloak accessory. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,609: Ezra Bridger (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 6, 2019

This is a good one.  Ezra Bridger (The Black Series 6-Inch) brings you the Rebels character from his basic Season 1 look with his helmet and lightsaber!  I hope you get one, it's a keeper.  Read on!