Toys

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,440

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 21, 2010

One of the most iconic aliens in the entire Star Wars saga are the Cantina Band musicians, which surprisingly didn't see plastic for the first time until 1997. Also surprising: the 2007 version of the character is the 1997 one with new paint. Is it any better?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,432

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 9, 2010

He was in the original Star Wars in the background, and now he gets to talk and be annoyed by Anakin Skywalker.  Admiral Yularen was a slow seller in 2009, but now he's gone and you can't have one.  Too bad.  Should you be upset?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,409

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 8, 2010

Is he named after the dude in the U.N.?  Probably. Koffi Arana is seen here in his comic book outfit with red armor and spoileriffic stabbable torso.  Now that's pretty swell, ain't it?  Should you pick up this 2007, or wait until Mustafar freezes over for a new version?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,387

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 7, 2010

Figures without knee and ankle joints are worthless, right? Wrong! The free market has spoken and this Clone Commando from the Star Wars: Tales comic series goes for a hefty premium.   See how Hasbro kept costs down and made a great figure (that you probably don't have) when you read on!

Cost of Freight Shipping Rises, Hurting Retailers (via) NYTimes.com

By Adam May — Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Stephanie Clifford for the NewYorkTimes.com writes:

The grills shaped like kegs and toolboxes, ordered for a Father’s Day promotion at Cost Plus World Market, arrived too late for the holiday. At the Container Store, platinum-color hangers, advertised in a summer sale catalog, were delivered days after the sale began. At True Value Hardware, the latecomers were fans and portable chairs.