Q&A: Pre-Holiday Bad Knee Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 26, 2011

Will Hasbro ever make a Z-95 Headhunter? Don't get your hopes up. What do you do when your mail-away figures don't show up? Complain, of course! And playsets again? Geez, is that all you people want to ask about? Read on!

Gentle Giant Announces 2011 SDCC McQuarrie Concept Snowtrooper Bust

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 24, 2011

Continuing their ongoing and proud tradition, Gente Giant posted the Comic-Con Exclusive 2011 McQuarrie Concept Snowtrooper Bust!  It looks a lot like the picture.  Pre-orders are open for guild members, and the rest of us poor schmucks get to wait and cross our fingers.  Read more.

New Target Vintage 3-Packs, Same Old Boring Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 24, 2011

If you've been enjoying Hasbro's Kenner-style Special Action Figure Set 3-packs at Target, the guys at LightGeschindigKeit.de have fully-packaged shots of more of them-- with no new figures and a few decent repacks. As always, figures are from Star Wars and Empire. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,573

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 24, 2011

Some like it Hoth, like this Rebel Trooper variant from last year! It's a Target exclusive, and pretty slick. It's similar to the 2009 carded release, save for the hair color.  Should you get it?  Read on!

New Star Wars Saga Legends Spacetrooper Includes Gun Now

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 24, 2011

Last year when Hasbro released the Spacetrooper, it had shoulder pads, a jetpack, and a droid bit.  The droid bit is gone, and now that he's shipping from Hasbro in Saga Legends packaging, he's got a new (to him) gun. (The ammo thing isn't on the side like a Stormtrooper gun, rather it appears similar to a redeco of Wioslea's weapon.) Click through for bigger pics.

 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,572

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 23, 2011

One of Jabba's dancers, this Rystall figure has been readily available online throughout the 2000s, cheaply, and has been blown out and later reissued as a Wal-Mart exclusive. In short: she's very very cheap.  Should you get one?  Read on!

Upsized Vinyl Cape Jawa to be Comic-Con 2011 Exclusive

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Over at the Gentle Giant Blog, they revealed their next 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International exclusive: a giant Vinyl Caped Jawa!  Neato.  Guild member pre-orders are up now and for the rest of us... well, I'm crossing my fingers.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,571

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 22, 2011

After Hasbro gave us our first R3-A2, it was a little surprising to see them go back and try again-- but hey, it's way better! This build-a-droid was a wonderful release that, hopefully, you bought. Because it's great.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,570

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 21, 2011

If you love Tusken Raider figures, Hasbro decided to do you a solid by releasing a "red clan" in early 2007 so you can add a little something new and different to your collection. I like this idea.  So how did the "vintage" molded figure turn out?  Read on!

Clone Wars Season 3 DVD, Blu-Ray October 18

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 20, 2011

The official site has a story about The Clone Wars Complete Season 3 home video release, which means DVDs and Blu-Ray discs on October 18. Lots of deleted scenes.  It's going to be an expensive Fall, kids!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,569

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 20, 2011

This Shadow Trooper is supposed to be a Clone in bounty hunter disguise.  Not a very good one, as it looks pretty much like the Shadow Troopers of Utapau.  It's neat though-- as German exclusives that got dumped online go, it's nice enough.  Read on!

Q&A: Melting Paint, Playsets (Again), Sticker Stickiness, and More Fun

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 19, 2011

Let's talk about Jocasta Nu some more. Because why not? And playsets too, this is stll a fresh topic. Aw heck, let's do it twice. And how do you deal with no-longer-sticky stickers? I actually have a solution for you that works and is cheap. I've also found a figure where the paint literally melted off-- good job, Hasbro! Find out which one was the culprit. So read on, because it's more fun than working!

Habsro Star Wars Vintage Y-Wing Hits Australia

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 19, 2011

One of the dangers for holding back product announcements for one or two times a year is that leaks are pretty likely-- especially when a "leak" is a full release of the product in another country!  MouseDroid.com reports that Toys R Us Australia already has the Y-Wing Fighter for AUS$69.99.  Hasbro has still yet to confirm this item for a US release, but odds are the USA will be seeing it in July or August.

LEGO Officially Announces 10221 Star Destroyer Executor Kit

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, June 18, 2011

So remember a few months ago when we posted a shot of a really big Executor toy that LEGO hadn't announced yet? Well, LEGO announced it with some high-res pics. So let's all pretend it's a surprise and read on! (Seriously, it looks cool.)

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,568

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 17, 2011

Before you bring the funk-- as I assume that's what you'll be doing if you aren't watching Super 8-- check out this Super Battle Droid.  It's part of a Battle Pack which is pretty easy to get, so if you're in the market for something new (to you) it might be worth a look.  Read on!