Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,517: R2-F1P (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 18, 2018

From Disney, it's R2-F1P!  It looks a lot like other droids you've bought over the years, but it's slightly different.  Exciting is hardly the word I would use, but it's one more droid for your shelf.  Read on!

Q&A: Classic Star Wars Expanded Universe, Solo, and Helmets

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 16, 2018

This week in Q&A - Expanded Universe action figures returning? Some will - but don't hold your breath. More Solo figures - they're on the way. And Enfys Nest - no, no removable helmet.

Be sure you send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,516: R5-232 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 13, 2018

One of the many figures you forgot existed and won't realize you don't have until 5 years from now, Disney's R5-232 (Droid Factory Line Look) can be bought right now.  It has a new restraining bolt, but otherwise is just a fancy redeco of a mold you've had access to for quite some time.  It's still one of the more interesting droids in this set based on Solo: A Star Wars StoryRead on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,515: Enfys Nest (Swoop Bike, Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Packed with her Swoop Bike, this Enfys Nest action figure looks great!  There's no removable helmet, but the sci-fi meets local flavor costume combines armor, fur, and a cape to bring to life a Zorro-like mantle that could be handed down and return in later installments. It's a pretty good figure with a pretty nice bike.   Read on!

Q&A: Mego, Veers, and Clone Wars Continuing

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 9, 2018

This week in Q&A - Mego returns! At Target, right now, cheaply. General Veers - hold your horses, he's still coming. More Clone Wars chatter - hey, people love that show.

Be sure you send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,514: Stormtrooper (Mimban, AT-DT, Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Stormtrooper (Mimban, AT-DT) is really cool and comes with one of the best Hasbro 3 3/4-inch scale vehicles in recent memory - it explodes!   The figure doesn't, though - it's just a nice trooper that you'll wish you could easily build into your armies, and you can't.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,513: Han Solo (Kessel Run Millennium Falcon, Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Han Solo (Kessel Run Millennium Falcon) may be popping up in a playset later this year - we'll need to wait and see how many changes they make - but you can get get it with a rather small Falcon right now!  The figure isn't bad - it's as Kenner-y as anything we've had in recent years.  Read on!

Q&A: Alternate Star Wars Pitches, More Clone Wars, and Solo

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 2, 2018

This week in Q&A - The Lost Pitch Figures - remember when Kenner had competition for figures? The Clone Wars - sure, maybe no more questions here though. And Solo - does it seem likely to have legs once the home video ends?

Be sure you send in your questions for next week. 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 2,511: R2-S8 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Solo 4-pack is pretty hit and miss with two fairly interesting robots and two that do not impress.  The R2-S8 (Droid Factory Line Look) is my favorite in the set - not only is it black and white and red all over, but there's weird and colorful writing on the dome.  It's good!  You should get this one.  Read on!

Q&A: HasLab, Star Wars Online and Retail, plus Jabba's Palace's Goons

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 26, 2018

This week in Q&A - HasLab! Have there been rumblings? Online vs. Retail - well, we've been talking about this for 23 years now. Sail Barge populations - will there be more returning favorites?

Be sure you send in your questions for next week. Read on!

46 More Kmarts, Sears Closing This Year

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 23, 2018

Over the last few years we've been tracking the slow decline of Kmart and Sears, two former titans of retail that have outlasted Toys R Us and numerous other retail behemoths.  Today 46 more stores were announced to be getting the axe, and you can read the list of them here.  

It's been a fascinating year for toys, where a once-unstoppable monster like Toys R Us went from crushing numerous regional competitors to being closed forever in the USA, and mere months later the long-dormant Mego Corp action figure line is back, and at Target, and cheap.   Things keep changing, but remain unpredictable as we move into an increasingly unstable future in the world of toys.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,510: Gamorrean Guard (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 23, 2018

Target's exclusive Gamorrean Guard (The Black Series 6-Inch) has an opening mouth - and I'm having a lot of fun with that.   Use any food you may have to engage your toy and also be mad that you can't find one, because it's awesome, and I'd love to get 1 or 2 more of these.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,509: Doctor Aphra (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Fresh from SDCC, it's Doctor Aphra!  This figure will be sold on the traditional 6x9 cardback later this year, but if you got her and her droid pals in the 3-pack you know she's got a good range of movement and joints that actually move and work well.  Hasbro did a great job with the newest Fan's Choice figure.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Vehicles, The Clone Wars, and Force Link

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 19, 2018

This week in Q&A - More Clone Wars! I wouldn't get your hopes up. Big vehicle reissues! There, either. The Future of Force Link! Maybe it's not your day.

Be sure you send in your questions for next week. Read on!