Q&A: Pre-Toy Fair Action Figures, Star Wars Rogue One, and Playsets

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 12, 2017

This week in Q&A - Might 3 3/4-inch Action Figures be in short supply this summer? Probably - they were last year, new stuff stopped after DVD season. Big Playsets - but moooom, Spider-Man got a big playset! Why can't I have one? And finally is Rogue One rogue done? No.

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

Ad: Star Wars Galaxy First Order Snowtrooper Hikari Vinyl Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 12, 2017

Star Wars Galaxy First Order Snowtrooper Hikari Vinyl FigureAd: New Hikari Star Wars! The Star Wars Galaxy First Order Snowtrooper Hikari Vinyl Figure is a clear starfield, limited to a positively tiny 250 pieces. This collectible articulated vinyl figure is due in March for $79.99. Click here to pre-order yours.

Star Wars Goes Metal - Again

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 9, 2017

If you're very old, you may remember Hasbro's Titanium Series Forged Figures a few years ago - die-cast metal (and plastic) figures packaged in plastic domes for about $15.  The format is back, taking a cue from Unleashed and the 3 3/4-inch 2002 Saga line with swooshes and blast effects - and cool display stands.   Hasbro says:

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STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 3.75-INCH TITANIUM SERIES Figure Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Spring 2017)
This highly detailed scale of action figures allows fans to recreate epic scenes from STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE. Inspired by the 40th Anniversary of the first STAR WARS film, each iconic figure represents a notable character, including DARTH VADER, HAN SOLO, LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA, and OBI-WAN KENOBI, in impeccable movie-real design. Each figure features a dynamic, double-sided backdrop and character-specific accessory, allowing fans to recreate iconic moments. Even better, collect each individual backdrop to piece together a bigger STAR WARS scene. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Hasbro's New Star Wars The Black Series Centerpiece Collection

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 9, 2017

3244 If you liked Unleashed figures from 2002-2007, you're going to love the more expensive, heavier, and electronic boxed The Black Series Centerpiece Collection.  The roughly 6-inch scale statues are...well, let's let Hasbro take it away:

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CENTERPIECE Figure
(Ages 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Fall 2017)
Showcase some of the most incredible STAR WARS battle scenes like never before! Each CENTERPIECE Figure Dramatic Moments collection features iconic scenes enhanced with premium light and sound effects. Look for the LUKE SKYWALKER figure inspired by the battle from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

More Star Wars FX Lightsaber Action

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 9, 2017

3242 There is another FX Lightsaber!  Obi-Wan Kenobi's blade is back, in blue, for you.  Hasbro sent along pictures and the following:

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 3.75-INCH TITANIUM SERIES Figure Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Spring 2017)
This highly detailed scale of action figures allows fans to recreate epic scenes from STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE. Inspired by the 40th Anniversary of the first STAR WARS film, each iconic figure represents a notable character, including DARTH VADER, HAN SOLO, LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA, and OBI-WAN KENOBI, in impeccable movie-real design. Each figure features a dynamic, double-sided backdrop and character-specific accessory, allowing fans to recreate iconic moments. Even better, collect each individual backdrop to piece together a bigger STAR WARS scene. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,342: Grand Admiral Thrawn (Rebels, Rogue One Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 9, 2017

3241 It's Grand Admiral Thrawn!  It's the first time he's been sold on an individual card this century, and it's his debut figure from Star Wars Rebels

He has a holster, a blaster, and a giant rocket launcher - maybe it's not exactly what you saw on TV, but at least they got the blue right.  And he has a nice paint job.  And dark blue hair.  Read on!

Monopoly Star Wars 40th Anniversary Edition Game Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 9, 2017

Hasbro PR has sent us a number of new images today of several new goodies just ahead of Toy Fair.  Let's get started with Monopoly Star Wars 40th Anniversary Edition - obviously, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the movie, not the roughly 20-year-old crossover of the game and the licensed property.  Hasbro says:

3239 MONOPOLY STAR WARS 40th ANNIVERSARY Edition Game
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/ Players: 2-6/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2017)
Celebrate four decades of STAR WARS history with MONOPOLY! Featuring graphics of iconic characters and classic movie moments from STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE, this 40th ANNIVERSARY Edition Game takes you back to when it all began. Based on classic gameplay with an intergalactic twist, players can travel around the galaxy and build bases and fleets. When every space is owned, count up the fleets & bases. The player with the most spaces on the winning side is the ultimate winner! The MONOPOLY: STAR WARS 40th Anniversary Edition Game includes 1 Game board, 6 Tokens, 28 Title cards, 16 Force cards, 16 Smuggler’s Cargo cards, 32 Fleets, 12 Bases, 2 Dice, and 1 Money Pack. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.

BB-8 USB Fan Coming to Japan

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 8, 2017

3238 You want it?  Here it is - come and get it!  NCS posted a pre-order for a BB-8 USB Fan, due around June for pennies under $27.00.  It's orange and white and hollow - and arriving just in time for you to actually potentially want or need a desk fan.   It's part of Sega's consumer goods line, as they make this kind of stuff. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,341: Death Trooper (The Black Series 3 3/4-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 7, 2017

What a difference a few weeks makes!  Not long ago, I was seeing Walmart's exclusive Death Trooper just sitting around in big numbers.  Now?  Not so much. The super-articulated 3 3/4-inch figure has two blasters, no holsters, and better than normal articulation.   It's good.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Variations, Rogue One, and Hoarding

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 5, 2017

This week in Q&A - let's talk figure variants. If you haven't tuned on yet, we can talk about the seemingly strange Rogue One figure selections. Given Disney, it's hard to know what's good, what's bad, and what's meant to be a masked spoiler. And speaking of spoiled - hoarding! Oddly, it's not something I hear about very much in our circles.

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

Star Wars Relic First Order Stormtrooper Hikari Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 3, 2017

Star Wars Relic First Order Stormtrooper Hikari Figure

Ad: Order Star Wars Relic First Order Stormtrooper Hikari Figure from Entertainment Earth! Due in March 2017, this weathered warrior wearily wields no weapon, although appears awesome alone or among allies. $79.99, due in March, and shipping is free in the USA!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Action Figure Assortment Continues

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 3, 2017

3230 Not one, but four new 3 3/4-inch figures were revealed by Hasbro to us today!  Admiral Raddus, Lt. Sefla, Fenn Rau, and Galen Erso are all now revealed in their packaging.  You might have seen some of these before elsewhere, but if you haven't?  It's new to you!  Pictures after the break.

From the press release:

STAR WARS 3.75-INCH FIGURE Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $7.99/Available: Spring 2017)
Enter the world of STAR WARS and launch into action and adventure! Each 3.75-inch figure features five points of articulation and comes with their iconic battle accessories. Characters include heroes and villains from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY such as JYN ERSO, K-2SO, IMPERIAL GROUND CREW, GALEN ERSO, and IMPERIAL STORMTROOPER, STAR WARS REBELS characters including KANAN JARRUS (Stormtrooper Disguise) and SABINE WREN, and KYLO REN and REY (JAKKU) from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com. Compatible with the HASBRO STAR WARS STUDIOFX App.

Hasbro Brings Star Wars Bitsam and another Shoretrooper

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 3, 2017

There is another two-pack! Hasbro sent along this block of copy and two shots of what looks to be the action figure set of the season.

From the press release:

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STAR WARS 3.75-INCH DELUXE FIGURE 2-PACK Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Spring 2017)
Pick a side in the galactic battle between good and evil! Choose between the IMPERIAL DEATH TROOPER and REBEL COMMANDO PAO or the SCARIF STORMTROOPER and MOROFF from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, or relive the events from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with POE DAMERON and the FIRST ORDER SNOWTROOPER. Each 3.75-INCH DELUXE FIGURE 2-PACK comes with 2 figures and multiple accessories, including a dual-projectile launcher. Each pack sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com. Compatible with the HASBRO STAR WARS STUDIOFX App.

Coming This Fall - Star Wars Imperial Death Trooper 12-Inch Electronic Duel Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 3, 2017

3220 From the press release:

IMPERIAL DEATH TROOPER 12-INCH ELECTRONIC DUEL FIGURE
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2017)
Bring ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY to life with this 12-inch electronic figure! Jump into action     with the elite IMPERIAL DEATH TROOPER, by squeezing the figure’s legs to activate authentic battle sounds. Each figure sold separately. Requires one 1.5V AA battery. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com. Compatible with the HASBRO STAR WARS STUDIOFX App.

New from Hasbro - Star Wars Bladebuilders Jedi Knight Lightsaber

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 3, 2017

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Hasbro sent along a bunch of goodies today, plus a new press release!  First up: the Star Wars Bladebuilders Jedi Knight Lightsaber.  With a gold blade and purple light daggers, it's pretty spiffy.  The press release says:

STAR WARS BLADEBUILDERS JEDI KNIGHT LIGHTSABER
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2017)
Build a custom lightsaber fit for the most powerful Jedi in the galaxy! Extend the JEDI KNIGHT LIGHTSABER with a flick of the wrist and attach the double lightdaggers for close combat. Compatible with BLADEBUILDERS LIGHTSABER components, each sold separately. Includes yellow lightsaber, 2 purple lightdaggers, and 5 adjustable connectors. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.