Q&A: 40th Anniversary, Star Wars Vintage, and Store Displays

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 23, 2017

This week in Q&A - The 40th Anniversary Line! Everybody got what they wanted here, right? Nothing left on the table? And Blade Runner plus more Vintage stuff. Some things may not be destined for us all. Is it time for Hasbro to try in-store displays of figures? Probably not, but let's look at it anyway.

And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,388: R5-P8 (Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 19, 2017

From the Disney parks, it's R5-P8 (Droid Factory)!   It has a gun, lots of painted dirt, and a cartoony monster face on it.  It's brilliant.  You should get one.  Read on!

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!

Q&A: Star Wars Big Vehicles, Coin Cards, and Fan's Choice

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 16, 2017

This week in Q&A - The AT-ACT! You probably didn't buy it - but what was up with the most expensive action figure vehicle for Star Wars ever made? And the coin card figures - will Hasbro do vintage-style figures with those metal coins? Also Fan's Choice, the surest way to stir fan discussion and death threats.

And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,386: Artoo-Deetoo (R2-D2, Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hey, it's R2-D2! This is sold on a vintage-esque cardback with C-3PO at Disney theme parks.  You've seen the mold before, but the dirt staining is new.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,385: C1-10P "Chopper" (Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 10, 2017

A few months ago, Disney surprised us by releasing C1-10P "Chopper" - with tons of extra parts and articulation.  It's a The Vintage Collection figure in all but name and packaging!  The arm pops out. You can pop more arms in to his dome.  You can change out third legs... he has third legs.   It's great, get oneRead on!

Q&A: Force Friday, Star Wars Holiday Boba Fett, and Kickstarter

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 9, 2017

This week in Q&A - The Future of Force Friday! Or Boba Fett's cartoon regeneration - will we see a tooned up version again? Also Kickstarter toys, because we love them.

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35 More Kmart, 8 Sears Closures

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 7, 2017

Formerly two of the biggest juggernauts in America, it seems like we're having regular monthly updates on more store closures for both Kmart and Sears.  In a blog at Sears Holdings, 35 more Kmarts and 8 more Searses are set to begin liquidation this week - including the last remotely handy Kmart to GHHQ. You can read Transformation Update for more, or go right to the list of closures.

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Commander Gree Coming to SDCC

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 6, 2017

3348 Debuting at San Diego Comic-Con at Entertainment Earth's Booth #2343, the Toys R Us Exclusive 6-inch The Black Series Star Wars Commander Gree is looking fantastic - it's just one of several items on sale there, including stuff from Twin Peaks, Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers, and Justice League.   Check it out, and get yours at the show!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,384: Qui-Gon Jinn (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The 6-inch Qui-Gon Jinn is tall and surprisingly nicely sculpted.  It's missing the Jedi cloaks we all crave, but you do get a lightsaber and an alternate hand.  And an excuse to learn how to sew.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,383: Death Squad Commander (The Black Series / 40th Anniversary)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 3, 2017

Death Squad Commander.  It's on a 40th Anniversary cardback, and maybe you'll even see one.  The 6-inch action figure sports a blaster, a working holster, and a removable hat.  There's not a lot more you could ask for here, short of variant heads, and that's just make you angry.  Read on!

Q&A: 3 3/4-Inch Anxiety, 6-Inch Anxiety, and Star Wars Myths Never End

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 2, 2017

This week in Q&A - vintage vinyl-cape Yoda? Nope! The 3 3/4-inch scale - is it over, finished? Also 6-inch value figures - why can't anybody find those without a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it being dark, and your wearing sunglasses?

And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,382: Tusken Raider / Sand People (The Black Series / 40th Anniversary)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Available in both kinds of 6-inch figure packaging, the Tusken Raider / Sand People has a different name depending on which version you bought.  They're both pretty much identical - you get a rifle, a gaffi stick with three swappable sharp parts, and a pretty astonishingly good costume.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,381: CZ Series Communications Droid (White, Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 26, 2017

It's new! (Thanks, Shannon!)  The CZ Series Communications Droid (White, Droid Factory) is up for grabs at Disney parks, provided that you can find the pieces. It's similar to Hasbro's CZ-4 a few years ago, which is similar to CZ-3, which is what I'm saying this is for my display purposes.  Read on!