Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,417: Resistance Tech Rose (The Black Series, The Last Jedi)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 16, 2017

Check out Walmart's exclusive 3 3/4-inch Resistance Tech Rose (The Black Series, The Last Jedi).  I haven't seen them in a store for about a month, but it's a nifty take on a character we'll get to meet in December.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Vehicles, More Vehicles, and Kickstartering Toys

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 15, 2017

This week in Q&A - Vehicles The Best! What are the best candidates for your money from The Last Jedi? Let's outfit your Imperial Troop Transporter - sure you dumped on it at the time, but it's gorgeous and now you need helmets. And Kickstarter - just an opinion piece, because I'm on deadline and it was in my mailbag.

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,416: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master, The Black Series, The Last Jedi)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 11, 2017

If you were lucky, you also found Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master, The Black Series) 3 3/4-inch figure during the Force Friday II weekend memorial toy launch and BBQ at a Walmart near you... and it probably didn't ring up, either.   Well, they're in circulation and it's a pretty good figure - it has articulation and a cloth cloak, while the cheaper, more findable one has less articulation and a really good plastic cloak.  Which should you buy?  Both, but read on!

Trailer - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (October 2017)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 9, 2017

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,415: Rey (2-Pack, The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 9, 2017

Newish from The Last Jedi, this Rey (2-Pack) figure is a little different than the single one - the sculpt is a little different, the legs have a different range of motion, and the faces are a little different.  Also she has a Millennium Falcon-inspired backpack cannon, so go ahead and get both.  This one is made in Vietnam, the single one is from China.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Playsets, The Death Star, and Online Stuffs

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 8, 2017

This week in Q&A - Classic Playset Connectivity! Oh, 2002. We miss you. And Death Star playsets. Shuttle happens. Also online shopping - you know I love it.

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

NYCC 2017 - The Return of Star Wars Mighty Muggs

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 6, 2017

3433 They're back!  Before Funko launched Pop! Vinyl, Hasbro captured lightning in a bottle with Mighty Muggs about a decade ago.   We got Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Marvel, and Indiana Jones as just a few of the $10 chunky figures.  Collectors and kids loved them, but Hasbro didn't want to farm the line out to more licenses, or keep it going, and just let it lapse.  This is when Funko released Funko Force 2.0, which were renamed Pop! Vinyl figures and changed the toy world - the greatest toy trend was in Hasbro's hands, and by letting it languish, someone else one-upped them.  But they're back!   And they brought a cool action feature this time!

NYCC 2017 - Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Action Figure Reveals

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 6, 2017

3428 The big figures are in this season, so we're happy to see new guys and more importantly, new old guys.    There are new movie characters, there are original trilogy characters, and one of my absolute favorites is getting a big upsizing!    In today's reveals, you'll find 5 new 6-inch action figures which could be in your hands over the next year.

NYCC 2017 - Hasbro Star Wars 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure Reveals

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 6, 2017

3423 New stuff!  While some of it may not look new - a revised Asty is appreciated, but we've got Asty - there are some other new things here to enjoy.   Asty appears to have a removable helmet and a blaster, but you've got Asty.   Probably.

3424 Also returning is Maz Kanata with a snazzy jetpack.  Previously exclusive to a 4-pack, this slightly modified figure gives you another crack at the character with some new gear.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,414: Elite Praetorian Guard (2-Pack, The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Take a look at the Elite Praetorian Guard (2-Pack, The Last Jedi Line Look) with its bonnet.  Ofsnoke has a cool bladed weapon and a faceless mask, and is one of (so far) three different 3 3/4-inch guards on the market.   Should you get it?  Of course.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,413: Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 2, 2017

I was surprised to find Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Last Jedi Line Look) over Force Friday weekend.  This is a spectacular figure for the asking price - not only does it talk, but the design is really good.   He can't sit in a Landspeeder, but there are jointed legs, a fantastic painted beard, one of the best Alex Guinness faces yet rendered in plastic, and oh yes - it's one of the few new 3 3/4-inch Original Trilogy sculpts since the dawn of the Disney new movie toy era.  Read on!

Q&A: Personalized Star Wars Figures, Disney Droids, and Bestest Things

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 1, 2017

This week in Q&A - personalized action figures! They were sort of a thing. Droids at Disney are the gift that keep on giving... me anxiety. And some of the better recent figures, because why not.

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

RIP Adam May

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 29, 2017

It has just been brought to my attention that Adam May, former Galactic Hunter contributor, has died.   A knowledgable fan, ace reporter, and tremendous asset to the collecting community, May was famous for his excellent rumor and news threads in the form of the Fortune Teller droid, his custom Stormy Sevenspire figure won through a Target contest with Hasbro, and just being a swell fellow.  Our thoughts and best wishes go out to his husband Todd and his family.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,412: Elite Praetorian Guard (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 27, 2017

If you haven't seen it yet, take a look at the Elite Praetorian Guard (The Last Jedi Line Look).   It has big giant split gown legs, a cool weapon, and a helmet that looks sort of like it has blinds on it.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,411: Kylo Ren (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 25, 2017

There's a Dark Side of the Force and a Light Side.  Also, Kylo Ren's got an evil side of the face with a battle scar for The Last Jedi, including this one from the TIE Silencer.  It's good enough for granddad, it's good enough for him.   But is it better than the carded one with a cape?   ...no.   Read on!