Q&A: Metal Star Wars Ships, Missing Figures, Disney Diversions, and Yo Joe!

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 3, 2015

This week in Q&A: Let's talk unreleased figures - there are a bunch of them, but if they aren't released, then what are they? Also Disney hunting. What should you go for? Also Titanium vs. Hot Wheels, the greatest showdown since Eisenhower vs. Hippies. Also there's a link to a great talk with Derryl DePriest regarding big G.I. Joe toys and that line's future - which may be a good read for a possible look at our own future. I gotta go pack my bags for an unrelated thing now.

 

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

You Won't Believe Who Just Quit Star Wars

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 3, 2015

Someone you don't know exited a movie you don't know anything about.  According to a report on StarWars.com, director Josh Trank is no longer associated with the upcoming Star Wars side-movie.   Josh Trank is also associated with this year's Fantastic Four movie.  Coincidence?

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Get In Line: New Star Wars Stuff on September 4

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 3, 2015

Despite being a "secret," one of the worst-kept factoids of the new movie has been of a big merchandise launch on September 4, or "Force Friday."  In an attempt to replicate the free publicity train provided by news reporters, radio stations, and fans in line back in May of 1999, you are once again being asked to line up at midnight to fork over hundreds of dollars on toys which history tends to show being worth nothing on eBay in a couple of years, because the good stuff comes later.

June the 20th Be With You - Star Wars Rebels Season 2

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 30, 2015

If you're itching to see more of Darth Vader and a bunch of returning faces from The Clone Wars, you won't have much longer to wait.  June 20, 2015 - the day Ezra and pals return to Disney XD with a new one-hour "movie!"  Click here to read more on StarWars.com.

Many Retro Star Wars Games on PlayStation Store This Week

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 28, 2015

If you've got a PlayStation and a hankering to play some old favorites, this is a good week to be alive - just remember, that "old" is a lot more recent than it used to be. 

The PlayStation 3 has a Star Wars Throwback Pack on sale for $30.35 with PS2 ports of Bounty Hunter, Dark Forces, Racer Revenge, Starfighter, and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.  Those titles are also available individually for $9.99.

PlayStation Vita and PSP owners can enjoy a larger mega bundle for $39.99.  It includes Battlefront II, Battlefront: Renegade Squadron, Battlefront: Elite Squadron, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes, and the original The Force Unleashed.

Q&A: Star Wars at Disney Parks, Kid Stuff, and Big Big Purchases

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 26, 2015

This week in Q&A: Why did Disney buy Star Wars anyway? Because Chico needed the money. And kids - and Disney theme park hunting. Basically, keep your eyes open for stuff because new things are sneaking out and clearances are going down everywhere. All this and more!

 

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

Hunter Mushi - Kabuto Mushi Boba Fett Glyos Figure Available Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 25, 2015

If you aren't at C2E2, you can still get the Hunter Mushi from The GodBeast.  He's up now for $16.00 plus shipping - about $6.25.  Click here to order yours, or the Skeletor-themed one too.

Ad: Entertainment Earth Has New Marvel Legends Exclusive

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 24, 2015

Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends - EE ExclusiveAd: A new Hasbro exclusive! Order Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Edition Marvel Legends Action Figure Set - Entertainment Earth Exclusive now! Use the code MARVEL20 at checkout and get $20 off - and free shipping in the USA.

Set includes Groot with a new head, Rocket with a new head, Star-Lord, and new costumes for Drax and Gamora plus a whole bunch of cool accessories like guns, more guns, and a potted baby Groot. Pre-order yours now!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,149: Han Solo Stormtrooper Disguise (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It's time to go on hiatus for at least until the new droids show up - but first, let's look at the 6-inch Han Solo Stormtrooper Disguise!   It's pretty nice - mine had some paint smudging that cleaned right up.  He has a helmet and a blaster, plus his blaster has some extra paint on it - the regular Stormtrooper does not. As such, this may be a decent army-builder.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,148: Bossk (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, April 20, 2015

Check out Bossk (The Black Series 6-Inch)!  He's pretty cool - but he's awesome on a shelf of other figures.  By himself, he's just pretty good - does he look cooler than the 7-inch Unleashed figure from a few years ago?  Click here to find out when you read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Celebration News, Figure Stuff, Qui-Gon Woes, and Joint Issues

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 19, 2015

This week in Q&A: Let's talk the whole articulation on your action figure thing again because why not. And Qui-Gon figures - should we be seeing a lot more? We'll also talk missing Saga Legends figures as well as some fun Celebration VII highlights you may have missed.

 

Don't forget to send in your questions for next week. Read on!

More Droid Factory - Variations, New Legs, and Madness - MADNESS

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 18, 2015

Readers Colin (pictures and info), Shannon Cosman (pal/pics/info), and Michael Magdalena (lots of info) have written in to tell all of us about what we can expect from the new Droid Factory line.  This is the next big batch of figures showing up at Disney theme parks as I write this.   We're all still putting together a complete picture of everything (I have an image 9 new figures after the jump) so you know what to expect.  We'll put together a matrix of all the new parts as soon as we have in-hand samples, but until then?  Here are the Top 6 7 8 Things You Must Know about New Disney Astormech Droids.

Yes, it is a good day to be a droid fan - minus the headaches we're all about to get trying to track these down.

Last updated Saturday 10:18 AM.

Droid Factory At Disney Now - Three New Star Wars Droid Samples

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 17, 2015

If you aren't busy watching the David Hasslehoff music video for True Survivor, please take a moment to look at these new droids.  As you know, we were told to expect new Droid Factory action figures at the Disney park building experience/shop/assembly line.  Reader Colin sent in two images and tells us:

"Hey Adam just want to say I did find the droids at Disneyland this afternoon. Was told 11 but only found 9. Here are some photos."

Thank you, Colin!  Check out the pictures after the break.  Also, today's secret word is "sombrero."

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,147: Stormtrooper Commander (Star Wars Rebels Mission Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 17, 2015

The Rebels Stormtrooper Commander is a must-buy because it comes with Hera.  It's also pretty neat - like every custom Sandtrooper before 1996, it's just a Stormtrooper with a shoulder pad.  That's pretty much it, and that's really all it needs to be.  I like it. Read on!

K Records Releases If It Ain't Breakfast Don't Fix It (with Darth Vader stamp)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 17, 2015

As a fan of music stuff, I recently bought an album from K Records - and this morning I got an email informing me of a group called If It Ain't Breakfast Don't Fix It.  There Will Be Casualties is a new cassette tape (really) new release with MP3 download code, and hand-stamped cover art by Jillian Chaplain featuring one Dark Lord of the Sith.  It's not super Star Warsy, but for those who collect stuff from the creative edges of a galaxy far, far away this might be $8.00 well spent.

You can see more shots of it - including the Band-Aid used to seal the tape's box, plus links to sample tracks - here.

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