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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,401: Rathtar (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 3, 2017

Hasbro's new Star Wars line - where it doesn't mention the new movie by name anywhere on the packaging - really does span the whole saga.  I found a new sculpt (and stunning) 1977-style Obi-Wan Kenobi on Saturday, and they also pay tribute to some cool stuff from The Force Awakens, as there is much that would still make a good toy.  We got a Rathtar!   He can eat figures.   He can make superbly cool and gross noises on the Force Link band.  Unfortunately, his tentacles can pop out easily, and he's basically a potato with a mouth.  I like it - it comes with a cool figure.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,400: Chewbacca with Porg (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 1, 2017

Day #2400! Why am I still doing this?   Just released this week, let's look at Chewbacca with Porg. The figure is awesome.  The animal buddy is awesome.  The bowcaster may be Hasbro's worst, as it falls apart if it touches anything.  Bring glue, but do give this figure a look - it's sturdy otherwise.  Read on!

New Star Wars 6-Inch Value Figures Found at Wisconsin Walgreens

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 1, 2017

3355 UPDATE: These were also found at a Phoenix, AZ area Walgreens store for $6.99 each.

One of the few people I talk to nearly every day is my pal Phil in Wisconson.  Today, Phil shared this photo of 4 new 6-inch figures at Walgreens - this format has also been found at Family Dollar, Big Lots!, and Dollar General since last year.   Rey is back in new packaging.  The Stormtrooper was sold in Mexico and Australia in 2015, and is making its US debut here.  Captain Phasma and C-3PO are making their debuts here as well.  They're basically the same size as 6-inch The Black Series figures so if you need army builder filler for your shelves, give these a look.

We have no price at this time as none was listed (usually they sell for $7 or less), but it's worth noting for you Transformers fans that I found Cyber Battalion Prowl and Bumblebee at a Phoenix-area Walgreens for $16.99 today. These are Voyager-sized robots sold previously in South America and China.

If you want to see more about existing 6-inch value figures, click here for a listing of our Figure of the Day reviews.

Star Wars Force Link Troubleshooting - Body of Evidence

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 1, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Force Link Starter Set If you picked up a Force Link bracelet in the Starter Set, BB-8 Playset, or Toys R Us you might have been trying to give it a shot by placing the reader up against the blue symbol on your figures' feet.

Do not do this.

The chip for the sounds is not located in the figures' feet, but rather in their torso.   If you consult the instruction sheet,  you'll notice that it shows the illustration of a hand gripping the figure by the body - which is how you're going to get your best results.  Similarly, the chips in the vehicles and creatures are not necessarily where the blue Force Link symbol may indicate and you'll want to try a few things to get them in just the right position.  Sometimes it's logical, and in some cases - like the Resistance Ski Speeder - it's placed perfectly with the vehicle's natural handle.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,399: Imperial Probe Droid (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 31, 2017

It begins!  The first figure I cracked open from Force Friday II was the Imperial Probe Droid.  It's the first all-new Probot in nearly 20 years, and it's a nice one with a better integrated rocket, a superior sculpt, nifty Force Link sounds, and a clear display stand.  And more articulation.  And glossy plastic bits.  It's just better - read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,397: Galen Erso (Rogue One)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 21, 2017

Let's look at Rogue One's Galen Erso, a figure you never saw in stores.  Maybe you ordered it online - if so, good on you.  You got a mouse droid, a zipline, and a blaster.   That ain't bad.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,396: Luke Skywalker (SDCC Landspeeder, The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fresh from Comic-Con, this Landspeeder version of Luke Skywalker has a poncho, a hat, and that landspeeder.  It's cool!  It has a new head sculpt too.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,395: Rey (Jedi Training, The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 14, 2017

From The Last Jedi and also San Diego Comic-Con, this Rey (Jedi Training) action figure is sort of available now - HasbroToyShop doesn't seem to have it, but it's likely to be in stores next month or soon thereafter.   Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,394: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master, The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 9, 2017

You've been waiting a long time for it, so let's look at Comic-Con's Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)!  The 6-inch figure includes a cloak, and also a Rey figure.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,393: Clone Commander Gree (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 7, 2017

In stores now, maybe, Clone Commander Gree (The Black Series) is cool. The colors aren't a perfect match to the movie or previous figures, but there are newly-tooled pieces and you want to be careful that the antenna doesn't fall out of his backpack.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,392: Imperial Royal Guard (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Today: let's look at the not-common-enough Imperial Royal Guard (The Black Series) 6-inch action figure!  It's really cool - and the helmet isn't removable.  You do get armor under the robes, so custom Kir Kanos figures can't be far behind.   Read on!

Get Captain Rex Early at HasCon

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 28, 2017

3349 The 6-inch The Black Series Captain Rex will be available early at HasCon!  And apparently you can also buy Headmaster Arcee, a Power Bank Optimus Prime, new Magic: The Gathering cards, and some other items that may or may not be shared or to be fully announced.  We shall see!   Click through to iO9 for more.

SDCC - Reveals Continue with The Last Jedi Star Wars Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 18, 2017

If you recall last year, Hasbro didn't announce its Jyn Erso exclusive until San Diego Comic-Con-goers were already on the ground.  This year, we may (because it wasn't officially announced yet) be seeing this Star Wars: The Black Series Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and Jedi In Training Rey 2-pack as seen on the Jedi Insider today.   It hasn't been officially announced at all, but it does look a lot like official Hasbro photography.  More as we have it!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,387: See-Threepio (C-3PO, Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 17, 2017

Today: Disney's See-Threepio (C-3PO, Droid Factory) from the 2-pack!  It's not bad - it's a little fake filthy, too.  Is this the super-articulated C-3PO you've been waiting for?  Read on!