Disney's Giant Sandcrawler Now on ShopDisney.com

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 16, 2018

Disney theme parks have been selling an extra large $100 Sandcrawler, and now it's on ShopDisney.com.   It's been popping on and off the web site, but it's there now.   Check site for special offers, like free shipping.   It's compatible with 3 3/4-inch Hasbro figures, and looks like it has two figures loosely copied from previous  Hasbro designs.  (Mine isn't here yet.) If you're in the market for a big vehicle and the Sail Barge is too long to wait for, go get one today.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,534: General Veers (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 15, 2018

Walgreens' General Veers (The Black Series 6-Inch)  is in stores now, provided you go to more than one of them.   Maybe you'll get lucky - it's a good figure!  Veers has extra parts to switch between his Star Destroyer look with cap and his helmeted, armored AT-AT commander look.  You've got options, and the face looks pretty amazing.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,533: Stormtrooper Squad Leader (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Today's 3 3/4-inch Stormtrooper Squad Leader is at a Target near you now, and probably marked down a few bucks.  It has a wonderful sculpt and sharp detailing, making it a great army builder if Hasbro ever decides to release it solo.  (See what I did there?) Anyway, get one. Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Vintage, Newness, and Classics that Are New but Not Too New

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 11, 2018

This week in Q&A - Is it new? Yes! But is it new enough? Heck if I know. The future of new classics - might we see more from Disney-era movies even though they're now "classic?" And Vintage - let's speculate wildly.

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

Sears, Kmart Closing More Stores

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 9, 2018

The retail apocalypse continues with more Sears and Kmarts closing.  40 stores are closing between now and February, including one of very few remaining stores in my neck of the woods.  If you have a certain kind of socks or pants you want, you better get them now if you still have a store near you. 

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Disney+ Streaming Series #2: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: A Star Wars Story

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 8, 2018

We now have a name for Disney's streaming platform - Disney+ - and a premise for the second live-actions treaming show.  According to StarWars.com, Cassian Andor Live-Action Series Announced.  The good news is we might get some more Diego Luna figures - and maybe someone will want the ones they passed on last time.  And maybe we'll get fancy, improved face paint.  But also we're going to get a new series, the scope of which is not entirely known yet.   If it means more Captain Andor and some Imperials, it'll probably be tons of fun.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,532: Stormtrooper (Mimban, a.k.a. Mudtrooper, Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 8, 2018

It's basically Han Solo with the mask glued on.  This Stormtrooper (Mimban) is in that 6 figure boxed set at Target, and it's a good collection for fans of the side stories and the Empire.   Even though you skipped the movie, I suspect you'll like the various troopers at the price.  (And it's on sale this week.)   Is it worth it?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,531: Imperial Assault Tank Driver (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The must-buy trooper of the season is the Imperial Assault Tank Driver (The Vintage Collection)!  It fits in the tank, and you love the tank.  It shares parts with the recent Scarif Stormtrooper too.  Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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Q&A: Star Wars Exclusives, Barge Buddies, and Lost Causes

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 4, 2018

This week in Q&A - Exclusives a no-go - what were we missing? The Barge Bunch - more are coming. The Great Lost Cause. You know the one. Rhymes with "Trix."

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,530: Darth Vader (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 1, 2018

From Wave 3 of Force Link 2.0, this Darth Vader (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)  is a new mold. I was surprised too - they incorporated some details, like the silver cheek, that we don't normally get at this size of original Darth Vader toys.  Read on!

Lucca Comics and Games - New Star Wars Black Series Reveal

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 31, 2018

3690 Also revealed today, Mace Windu!  This 6-inch The Black Series figure has that hyper-real likeness on the face so you know you're getting Samuel L. Jackson at his L. Jacksoniest.   

Particularly notable is an uncommon accessory at this size - a Jedi cloak!  We don't get a lot of these, but there have been a few fan-made ones over the last few years.  I haven't tried any myself, but I'm hopeful these will turn out better than some of the oddball 3 3/4-inch scale ones since 2006.  Even if it's not great, the rest of the figure looks phenomenal.  I'm excited.  I'm looking forward to 2019!

Lucca Comics and Games - New Star Wars Vintage Reveal

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 31, 2018

3688 Apparently Hasbro is on some European tour!  Today we got word of another The Vintage Collection figure - Poe Dameron!  ...yeah, you got one of these.  But you can get another one now!  This is the figure last sold as a Walmart exclusive (some of which ended up elsewhere far after the fact.)  Check it out.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,529: R3-B0017 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 30, 2018

This is a favorite.  The R3-B0017 (Droid Factory Line Look) was from last year and, sadly, long gone - it tackles three favorite subjects of mine. One, it's a droid.  Two, it glows in the dark. Three, it shoehorns something goofy in as an "off-camera" figure in the existing storyline - in this case, Dathomir during The Clone Wars.  If you get a crack at this and are a fiend for glow-in-the-dark toys, you should get one.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Switcheroo, Deco, and Lost Toys

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 28, 2018

This week in Q&A - Repack thieves! Yes, it's stealing. Dirty deco done dirt cheap. Mimban Troopers are looking nice and muddy. Lost figures - Hasbro had a few concepts that never made it out, in some cases, probably to our benefit.

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