Big chains come and big chains go, with some not exactly expanding as the 21st century trudges on. 80 more Sears and Kmart stores closed this week, and Business Insider has a list of recent exiles. One in Arizona is gone, along with four in California and a heck of a lot in Pennsylvania. Click here to see if your store made it.
If you loved The Force Awakens but not so much that you actually bought it, there's something coming for you in November. StarWars.com just announced Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition which, depending on where you live, could be out in October or November. Four discs with tons of bonus content could be yours.
If you've been waiting, HasbroToyShop.com added its 2016 SDCC Exclusives including Star Wars Kylo Ren, Jyn Erso, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. These are sold out. However, some other items like Micronauts and Transformers remain. Click here to see inventory.
This week in Q&A - Is 3 3/4-inch dead as Star Wars action figures go? No, of course not. People have been asking that since like 1998. The line isn't dead. There are too many people buying it. So what about those Rebels figures? Oh, those aren't dead either. And purging - is it a sin? Well, it is to me!
And send in your questions for next week. Read on!
This week in Q&A - Vlix. Hey you asked. The Missing Vintage Figures - not enough noise is being made out of these, as the line basically started 21 years ago this week. Will you see Starkiller in SH Figurarts? No, but it's also my 21st anniversary of writing about Star Wars toys for you on the internet today. What did you get me? And send in your questions for next week. Read on!
Update: August 9! Be there!
Correction: While we don't have a time or date yet, we're told to expect HasbroToyShop.com to post the date of sale for its remaining SDCC 2016 exclusives Tuesday. This would include any remaining 6-inch Jyn Erso (standard figure with photos, unique packaging), Obi-Wan Kenobi (unique packaging and electornic accessory), and Rilo Kiley (Kylo Ren helmet, unmasked head, unique package, Vader helmet, base, flag). At press time I do not have a confirmation that variant head Kylo Ren is or isn't coming out down the road - so you may want to keep reloading to get these, whenever that time may be.
No 3 3/4-inch figures were sold at the show. (For Star Wars.)
This week in Q&A - SDCC is over! What happened? Stands - can you stands no more? And Fan's Choice - was it rigged? It sure did get a lot of last-minute votes. Don't forget, my mail bag is empty so if you want a column, send in your questions for next week. Read on!
Hasbro previewed the latest offerings from their various brands as part of their SDCC agenda. The private press only event featured various games, photo-ops, and playable plastic that were complimented with scrambled eggs and hashbrowns. While nothing new and upcoming were previewed, we were treated to closer looks at their 3 convention exclusives.
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It's that time - you have to vote now, as that's the headline at StarWars.com's article Vote Now for the Next Black Series Figure!! Darth Talon, Starkiller, Jaina Solo, Mara Jade, and Captain Rex all made 5 out of our Top 6 so I'm quite astonished to see that reflected on the official site's final voting. I won't tell you who I voted for, but if you click here now you can see the current results when you place your vote.
This week in Q&A - all holes filled with black series figures! What are we still missing? The lost figures! Are they still coming? And finally Tonnika sisters - who loves diasappontment?.
this weeks calm was almost entirely dictated to my Macintosh computer. Score one for free bills in software most likely meant for people who have actual limitations. Me, I was just really on fire. Well. Burned a bit. Don't forget, my mail bag is empty so if you want a column, send in your questions for next week. Read on!
This week in Q&A - Bigger Figures! What does the future hold? Recycling stuff! What goes where? And finally expensive stuff - I like cheap stuff.
Don't forget, my mail bag is empty so if you want a column, send in your questions for next week. Read on!
Nerdist revealed a surprisingly early burst of looks at new Rebels and movie products which, no doubt, will be part of the Rogue One branded offering during the final months of 2016. Highlights include:
Hera's A-Wing (oooh)
Electronic 12-inch Kanan Jarrus
Electronic 12-inch Darth Vader
12-inch ROTJ Speeder Bike with Biker Scout
3 3/4-inch Jakku Rey in Scavenger Outfit
Toys R Us will have an exclusive Black Series 6-inch set of Star Wars Droids during San Diego Comic-Con, but will not be at Comic-Con. As I work for Entertainment Earth and will be working on the booth for the show, I reached out to me for confirmation - and I can confirm this item will be sold online. (I also assume at stores later.) The droids are identified as R2-A3, R5-K6, and R2-F2 on the packaging.
Entertainment Earth Booth #2343 will be selling a number of other items for Toys R Us as well as their own exclusives, including some other Star Wars and Hasbro items. Click here to see the droid item at Toys R Us' web site.