Star Wars

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,689: The Child (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Inspired by The Mandalorian, The Child (The Black Series 6-Inch) is small.  How small? So small he's the right size!  The difference in size between a 3 3/4-inch scale and a 6-inch scale character this tiny is minimal, and you can see a comparison on this review with the 2017 Porg figures.  As of now there are no known plans for a a 3 3/4-inch Baby Yoda.  Read on!

Toy Fair 2020 - Hasbro Galaxy of Adventures 5-Inch Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 22, 2020

Galaxy of Adventures! The surprisingly well-made, nicely articulated, and fairly priced line of 5-inch action figures continues alongside the reality of stores phasing the segment out and there being some question as to where you might find it. Hasbro's post-The Rise of Skywalker game is pretty good, focusing on the top-tier characters of today, the classics, and no real cohesion so the toys can pal around terribly well.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,663: Rey (& D-O, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Today: Rey (& D-O, The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a fantastic figure with exceptional articulation and the best Daisy Ridley likeness yet, plus a small droid sidekick - and she's not too hard to find.  Read on!

Best Buy Got the Star Wars The Black Series Heavy Infantry Mandalorian Deluxe Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, November 23, 2019

3734 Best Buy scored one of the best exclusives of the year - now on their web site and probably out of stock - with the new Star Wars - The Black Series Heavy Infantry Mandalorian Deluxe Action Figure.  This appears in The Mandalorian streaming series, and since we are not considering product announcements to be spoilers unless it has a specific feature (i.e., decapitation) we're going to go ahead and post it here. 

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 2,567: Bucket R1-J5 (Resistance line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Look, I like droids. So do you.  You already know you want and indeed need the Bucket R1-J5 (Resistance line look), which has a helmet instead of a dome.  It's awesome.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,563: Val (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 26, 2019

It's Val!  As Force Link 2.0 fades into memory, the last wave is something you should chase down - there were some good figures in this one.  Val turned out particularly well, and as the only 3 3/4-inch Val you probably should go ahead and get one. Read on!

Walmart.com Adds Solo: A Star Wars Story Force Link 2.0 Kessel Mine Escape Walmart Exclusive Playset

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 3, 2018

What's mine is yours!  The long-delayed Solo: A Star Wars Story Force Link 2.0 Kessel Mine Escape Walmart Exclusive Playset is now up on Walmart.com for a cheaper-than-anticipated $39.88.  You can order it, it may not be in your area just yet.  Click here to check availability.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,534: General Veers (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 15, 2018

Walgreens' General Veers (The Black Series 6-Inch)  is in stores now, provided you go to more than one of them.   Maybe you'll get lucky - it's a good figure!  Veers has extra parts to switch between his Star Destroyer look with cap and his helmeted, armored AT-AT commander look.  You've got options, and the face looks pretty amazing.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,522: Clone Commander Wolffe (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 4, 2018

Check out Clone Commander Wolffe, a shared exclusive that started showing up over the summer. You might see it at Barnes & Noble, GameStop, or Disney Stores - or not, if it sold.  The new head looks great.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,512: Chewbacca (Vandor-1 Playset, Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 30, 2018

This Chewbacca (Vandor-1 Playset) is like the other one, but with goggles.  I think the growls are slightly different, but that may not be a selling point - the playset is, though.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,506: BT-1 (Beetee, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 9, 2018

Attack R2-D2!  Well, not really.  This BT-1 figure has removable weapons and panels to cover the holes those weapons leave.  The paint job is great, and it uses a build-a-droid mold with filled in holes for the lower body leg holes.  I like it.  Read on!

SDCC Breakfast Reveal - New Black Series 6-Inch Solo Imperial Patrol Trooper

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 20, 2018

3622 At the Hasbro fan breakfast yesterday, we got a look at the Imperial Patrol Trooper coming to The Black Series at some point in the next few months.  I't from Solo: A Star Wars Story which a straw poll around here seems to indicate a lot of fans didn't even bother to go see - a shame, as it looks more like a Star Wars movie when it comes to characters and costumes.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,491: Power Droid (Wind-Up Fight Droids, Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 20, 2018

From Disney, the Power Droid (Wind-Up Fight Droids) is pretty big - it might be too big, but it's neat.  It walks and swings its arms with all the precision of the windmill.   It's $9.95 for both figures, so it's plenty cheap.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,487: Captain Phasma (First Order Disguise, The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 4, 2018

Captain Phasma (First Order Disguise, The Last Jedi Line Look)  was meant for a main line release, but ended up almost not coming out - instead, you can find it as an Entertainment Earth exclusive.   She has a staff, a backpack, a cape, a blaster, and Finn too.   I love how both arms are pre-posed to hold either weapon, plus they painted her arms silver rather than molding them in a not-matching swirly color.  It's nice.  Read on!