Q&A: Star Wars Profits, Patience, and Patrol Vehicles

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 24, 2019

This week in Q&A - Patience for customs! How long is too long? More AT-DTs! Anything is possible. And Costs vs. Profits! Does size matter?

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Our mail bag is empty. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,570: Stormtrooper (Mimban, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 21, 2019

If you can find it, now that it's finally hitting shelves at Walmarts, this Stormtrooper (Mimban, The Vintage Collection) is fantastic.  Articulation is above par, it has two blasters, there's a cloth cape, and it's one of the best things going right now.  Again - provided you can find it.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,569: General Grievous (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 19, 2019

This General Grievous (The Black Series 6-Inch) is shipping now, and it's pretty fancy.  Hasbro left off the symbol on his cape, but did add pockets to store lightsabers in the lining.   It looks good, but lacks some of the articulation of the admittedly not-so-elegant 3 3/4-inch The Vintage Collection release from a few years ago.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Repacks, ReActions, and Movies

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 17, 2019

This week in Q&A - The Missing Repacks - are they coming? And Kenner ReActions. They're mostly positive. And Future Movies - what don't we know? A lot! But we know a little bit too, and that doesn't mean we're going to get anything.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,568: Jarek Yaeger (Resistance line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 14, 2019

You probably should go run out and buy this Jarek Yaeger (Resistance line look)  if you see it.  It's a good human figure, with a good droid and a swappable head helmet accessory.  I don't assume there will be many more waves of Resistance, so go ahead and get the set unless you hate 1980s-style articulation that really works.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,567: Bucket R1-J5 (Resistance line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Look, I like droids. So do you.  You already know you want and indeed need the Bucket R1-J5 (Resistance line look), which has a helmet instead of a dome.  It's awesome.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars HasLab, Skiffs, and Exclusive Stuff

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 10, 2019

This week in Q&A - Toy Fair is over, HasLab has no news! Maybe we'll see something in the Spring. Skiffs! When? Exclusives! Sharing is the new exclusive.

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New Glyos Tribute Figure - Walruden!

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 7, 2019

It's up! A new figure based on the Robo-Force mold is just one of several new releases from Onell Design, but the one you care about is Walruden.  It's available now but the final photography is being withheld - you'll see it first when it arrives, and it'll probably be colored just like Walrus Man.  Click here to see what's available.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,566: Kaz Xiono (Resistance line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 7, 2019

Starring in Resistance is Kaz Xiono (Resistance line look)!  You're probably not watching the show, but Hasbro did a good job with the figure.  It has a nice silhouette, stands and sits well, and feels like a classic Kenner action figure (made in 2019.)  The face paint is really good too - read on!

Family Dollar Closing 390 Stores (Family Dollar Is a Store You Don't Go To Often)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 6, 2019

If you're the kind of person that collects a lot of toys, you might be aware of Family Dollar as one of those "value channel" stores that carries a number of off-brand and budget big-brand toys, as well as the temporary exclusive distributor of Jolt Cola (despite never having any stock, not that I'm bitter.)   They were one of the few stores in the USA that frequently stocked the $7ish 6-inch simplified Hasbo Star Wars and Marvel action figures, as well as the "Authentics" Transformers this year - and very few of their items cost only $1. And now there will be 390 less of these stores, so says CNN.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,565: Imperial Patrol Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 5, 2019

I really like the Imperial Patrol Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch).  You can see elements of other troopers in here, like shins from various Rogue One troopers, a helmet that looks like a mutant Stormtrooper, and body armor that's vaguely recalling the 1983 Biker Scouts.  Read on!

New Star Wars-Themed Glyos Figure This Week?

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 3, 2019

3700 I'm writing that as a question, but the answer is probably "yes."  Onell Design have been dropping about 1 Kenner-colored tribute figure every month, and we've been looking at the likes of Hammerden, Greeden, and Pheytooth as they come up.  At 9:30 PM EST this Thursday, Onell Design will be releasing new figures. But we don't know which ones yet, because that's a big part of the fun.

(Update 2/5/2019: a comment in that posting from Onell Design confirms the identity of the figure in question. And he doesn't like you.)

Q&A: Star Wars Surprises, Licenses, and Oldses

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 3, 2019

This week in Q&A - The future of the license is still not fully known! It's true! Getting old, with less to buy. Well, that's life. Surprises? Well, we've had a few in the last few weeks.

Read on!

3-D Print Your Own Star Wars Droids

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 3, 2019

3699 My pal Phil pointed me to a Thingiverse page by Tony "Isotelus" Kramer with dozens of 3-D printable droids and it's pretty impressive.  While Hasbro and Lucasfilm focus mostly on the main characters, fan-made creations may be more and more common as these made-on-demand figures look pretty spiffy.  If you have a 3-D printer (and I don't) you may wish to give these a try. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,564: Rio Durant (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 28, 2019

This Rio Durant (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look) is a little tough to find, but you can still grab it if you're able to find one.  He has removable goggles, two blasters, and a ton of articulation.  Read on!