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Bloomberg Sez: LEGO Passed Hasbro as World's #2 Toymaker

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 6, 2013

If you've been feeling that Hasbro's offerings have been a little lacking lately, Bloomberg has an article with some proof.  Headline: Lego Beats Hasbro as World’s No. 2 Toymaker Amid Asia Sales Jump. According to the article:

Hasbro Star Wars Blind Figures Coming to Japan

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 29, 2013

Friend of the site (to whom I owe an email or two) Daniel sent me this link to a Japanese site showcasing Hasbro's recent Saga Legends and Mission Series 3 3/4-inch action figures in blind boxes.   These new-to-me figures appear to be in Hasbro-branded boxes, which is unusual for the Japanese market, and as far as I can tell there are no obvious difference between their not-blind and likely cheaper US counterparts.

Amazon Has Star Wars The Black Series Wave 2 Action Figure Pre-Orders

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New pictures available and pre-orders are open! Amazon Has Star Wars The Black Series Wave 2 pre-orders open right now.  As an added bonus, accessories are shown for the new 6-inch and 3 3/4-inch figures, including Slave Leia's two weapons.  Release dates, pricing, and availability after the break.

Amazon: TIE Interceptor Price Dip, Slave I Changes - Price Adjustments

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 22, 2013

Were you waiting on the Hasbro Star Wars Amazon Exclusive Slave I?  Well... uh... it looks like it's going through some more drama.  Also, the TIE Interceptor had a price cut of a few bucks - you may wish to call Amazon to change your order.  Want to know more? Or would you like the phone number? Sure ya would.  Read on!

Ad: Amazon Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch In Stock

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ad: In stock now! Amazon has the Black Series 6-inch action figures for $19.99 each once again including Darth Maul, the Sandtrooper, Luke Skywalker, and R2-D2. Click here to order yours.

Hasbro Star Wars The Vintage Collection Amazon Slave I Fix - Just Screw It

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 13, 2013

After almost a year of waiting since it was teased at Celebration VI in Orlando last year, we finally started to get our Amazon exclusive The Vintage Collection jumbo Slave I vehicle. It's 20-inches long, almost 50% bigger than the previous releases of Boba's vehicle, and has more features than ever. One of these features is a rotating wings and a gravity-centered pilot's station inside the cockpit, and in the 2010 The Clone Wars Rise of Boba Fett Battle Pack it worked great. This new version needs some work - a bad spring prevents things from locking properly. Want to fix it? Go get a Phillips head screwdriver, an old clicky pen, and read on.

Amazon Slave I Arriving - How's Your Box?

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 12, 2013

A few of you have written in because your Amazon Exclusive The Vintage Collection Boba Fett's Slave I vehicle has arrived! But here's the thing - some of them are showing up in a nice Hasbro-made white mailer box, and others, well, aren't.

UPDATE: I added some comments about an errant spring and how you can fix it with a pen and a screwdriver and just a dash of gumption.

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Boba Fett's Slave I IN STOCK at Amazon, Arriving Today?

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 12, 2013

Today's the day - and it's early!  The Amazon Exclusive Boba Fett's Slave I is in stock now, for all of you 3 3/4-inch action figure fans.  This is the larger mold of the ship, which is modeled after the 2010 The Clone Wars version of the vehicle sold at Toys R Us.  Click here to order yours, or if you already did, it's probably shipping to you today or tomorrow.  A few more  notes after the jump.

Review + Video: Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Darth Maul Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, August 10, 2013

With The Black Series' 6-inch action figure line, Hasbro is focusing on adult and collector fan favorites which means Darth Maul is a sure thing. Traditionally the one character from the first prequel that everybody agrees is worth owning, Hasbro did a great job on this figure and it's probably the best-looking action figure of Mr. Maul we'll ever see. This review is sponsored by Entertainment Earth. Read the review or watch the video after the jump. You've got options!

Review + Video: Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Because every line needs a hero, The Black Series' 6-inch action figure line brings us the Rebel Pilot version of Luke Skywalker from the original Star Wars. This figure is exceptional, with great detail and the ability to do things not all pilots can do - he can sit! With Bespin Luke due soon, should you order the pilot version now? This review is sponsored by Entertainment Earth. More (and a video) after the jump.

Review + Video: Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Sandtrooper Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 5, 2013

Hasbro's launch of The Black Series' 6-inch action figure line kicks off with a figure that wasn't (but should've been) in the original line with the Sandtrooper. Having transformed from just a stormtrooper with mud and a shoulder pad to a surprisingly robust creation with unique knee armor, multiple guns, a giant backpack, and ammo pouches, this is undoubtedly the first 6-inch retail figure that you not only want, but simply must have. This review is sponsored by Entertainment Earth. More (and a video) after the jump.

Review + Video: Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch R2-D2

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, August 3, 2013

It's been in the works for a while, as the economy and collector interests have made The Black Series' 6-inch action figure line an essential addition.   R2-D2 is our token representation of the original 12 in the debut wave. Seeing as how fully-realized we've seen the droid in the 3 3/4-inch scale, is it possible to make him better - or just bigger? This review is sponsored by Entertainment Earth. Watch the video and read the review after the break!

Hasbro Gets New Licenses - Trolls, Dreamworks

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's not every day that Hasbro gets a new license!  2015 is shaping up to be a very crowded year for the toy giant, with Star Wars 7, Avengers 2, and Jurassic Park IV as potential toy lines.  Today, they've added B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations to the mix.  Read the full release after the break.

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CE2: Official Hasbro Black Series Reveal Photos

By Mike — Monday, July 29, 2013

Hasbro has provided us with some official images for your visual enjoyment of their awesome new Black Series Wave 3 reveals at Celebration Europe over the weekend, including a new 6 inch Bespin Luke and 3.75 inch Darth Plagueis!

Video Review: Star Wars The Black Series SDCC Boba Fett Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 25, 2013

The bad news: it sold out.  The good news: it's coming back in wave 2, minus the carbonite block.  It's The Black Series Boba Fett as Hasbro's debut super-articulated 6-inch action figure.  It has more articulation than ever, and the detail is pretty good too.  Oh, and it's scaled to that Hoverboard you got last year from Matty Collector.  Want to know more? Sure you do - read on and watch the video!