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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,037: Imperial Technician (Death Star Scanning Crew)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 17, 2013

OK, so today we're looking at the new-for-2013 Imperial Technician (Death Star Scanning Crew).  It looks a lot like the 2009 figure, with some deco changes - and since it's a trooper, a slight difference is enough for me to qualify this as a new figure worth your while.  I am easy.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,036: Imperial Technician (Imperial Scanning Crew)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 16, 2013

There are two of them! Today it's the Imperial Technician (Imperial Scanning Crew), or to the layman, "this is the one with the new head and missing parts."  You'll want this one - he's loaded with new gear and a head that's a tad too small.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,035: TK-421 (Stormtrooper)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 15, 2013

We're back for a bit! Figure of the Day returns - but not every day - to show you TK-421, a new Stormtrooper that you might find at your local Kmart if they haven't already closed up.  Would you believe Hasbro made it interesting?  Well, they did.   Check it out - read on! 

Kmart Exclusive Scanning Crew, Ewok Catapult Out Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, October 12, 2013

Unless your heart is made of stone, you'll be thrilled to hear the Star Wars Ewok Assault Catapult ($20.99) and the Imperial Scanning Crew and Death Star Scanning Crew ($15.99) are hitting stores now - I found them all at a Phoenix-area Kmart this evening.

NYCC Preview Party: Hasbro Official Black Series Images

By Mike — Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Hasbro revealed a few nice nuggets of plastic at this year's NYCC Preview Party. Aside from new iterations of Dagobah Luke and Yoda, we can expect Toryn Farr and a Snowtrooper Commander in the spring. Check out the official images and official announcement after the jump!

Hasbro NYCC Preview Party Reveals New Black Series, Star Wars Rebels

By Mike — Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Hasbro's NYCC Preview Party is underway, and our friends at Jedi Temple Archives and Star Wars Action News have the scoop and photos. New reveals include the design of the Star Wars Rebels cardback, based on the forthcoming animated series, and new Black Series action figures featuring Wedge Antilles (Snowspeeder), a newly revisited Dagobah Luke and Yoda, a new Snowtrooper, and last but certainly not least, Toryn Farr

Toy Stories: One More Klosing Kmart

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A while ago on the Tumblr I posted a series of rambling, go-nowhere tales I called Toy Stories and now you people get to suffer through a few of them. Most of these yarns are spun around the well-worn topic of my aging into this hobby and watching most of the places I used to hunt go away, and tonight is no exception. One of the two Kmarts I frequented as a single-digits child (for those keeping track 3401 W Greenway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053) has a big "STORE CLOSING" banner up on it, and I had to go in to see if I could get some 90% off underpants. (This was not to be.) As a bonus, wouldn't you know it, the store is the new record holder of the oldest Hasbro Star Wars toy I've seen in the wild.

Toys R Us Exclusive Star Wars The Vintage Collection Republic Gunship Released

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Toys R Us Exclusive Star Wars The Vintage Collection Republic Gunship is out now - it includes Yoda, a Clone Trooper, a Clone Pilot, 2 gunner pods, and a ship.  That's the good news, as our pal @MattGuzy confirmed he found on in Arizona on the Twitter.  The bad news?  It's $119.99.

Quick Rundown: Amazon Vintage Hasbro Star Wars TIE Interceptor Vehicle

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 13, 2013

So I got the new Amazon Exclusive Vintage Collection TIE Interceptor here, and the big question I've been hearing - a lot - is "is it different?" The answer is yes, actually - the plastic color is different enough from other movie versions of the ship to be notable, so let's find out more.

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.