Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,294: R5-SK1 (Rogue One, Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 24, 2016

It took me longer to grasp than it should have, but I'm pretty sure R5-SK1 is a nod to Skippy, the Jedi Droid.  If you don't know what that is, you missed Star Wars Tales - and that was a fine comic.  This new droid is one of four figures in a new Disney parks exclusive droid pack for Rogue One, where one droid looks like one you probably have, another is coming with a big vehicle later, and the remaining two are seemingly brand new for this set.   If you like droids, this is a good week to be you - we're going to examine the entire set.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Travel Tips, The Big Death Star, and Exclusive Headaches

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 23, 2016

This week in Q&A - Exclusives - are in panic mode? The Big Death Star - are we too late? And buying figures when visiting the United States from abroad - what should you be considering as you prepare to loot us and take our toys?

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

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By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 21, 2016

Robot Rampage!  The Entertainment Earth​ Exclusive Star Wars The Black Series Astromech Droids 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Pack is IN STOCK NOW!  3 3/4-inches, opening body compartments with an arm inside, retractable third legs, and drinks.  So many drinks.  Order now - Free Shipping in the USA!  Click here and get yours.

Kmart to Have Less Jakks Pacific Stock This Season

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 21, 2016

We were forwarded this story from a few people, so we're linking to the WSJ: Jakks Pacific Said to Suspend Toy Sales to Kmart.  I know not a lot of you go to Kmart - or can go to one - but they tend to have a lot of Jakks Pacific Big Figs front and center in their stores, making them a visual staple of their toy aisles.  And, of course, Kmart and Sears have been around forever - but haven't had the best press lately.   Take a look.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,293: Rey (Rogue One)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 20, 2016

New for Rogue One is... Rey?  The super-popular hero of the last film is back with new gear and a new head sculpt - and it's a good one too.  Is it enough to buy the fifth or sixth Rey in your toy box?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,292: Darth Vader (Rogue One)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 19, 2016

It's new!  Rarely does a year go by without a new toy of the main character of the saga, so we look forward to Darth Vader (Rogue One).  He's got six points of articulation, a cape, and a rocket launcher shaped like his belt buckle.   I'm loving it.  Will you?  Read on!

Disney Confirms New Star Wars Droid - R2-H16

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hot - or cold - on the tail of last year's robot is the new R2-H16.  This festive fellow has a hat with ear flaps, which is reason alone enough to buy one as 3 3/4-inch scale droids seem to have become the new Vinylmation as our hobby as concerned.  The official Disney Parks site has a feature on this and other new items, including a Bluetooth Stormtrooper Commlink for your phone, new plush Ewoks based on the 1980s cartoons - seriously!, and other goodies.

HASCON: Hasbro's Convention in 2017

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Via Hasbro: Hasbro to Create the Ultimate Entertainment and Play Experience by Bringing Its Iconic Brands to Life with First-Ever ‘HASCON’.

Rumors have been swirling for months in Transformers and G.I. Joe circles, and the event will be in September within walking distance of the Omni Hotel, at Dunkin Donuts Center. There's a decent mall nearby with a movie theater, food, pants, and all the things you'll usually want to kill time or hide accidents at a show.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,291: Kanan Jarrus (Stormtrooper Disguise, Rogue One)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 18, 2016

From the new Rogue One line comes the Kanan Jarrus (Stormtrooper Disguise)!   It's a new taller Stormtrooper sculpt with a removable helmet and a wrist launcher for some reason.  It's actually pretty fun - and shortpacked, so get one or more if you see them.   Read on!

Callgrim: Kenner Boba Fett Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Late last year, we saw the release of the RawShark Studios The Order Bobaran Action Figure.  This sold out quickly, and was a $20 3-inch action figure that seems to almost perfectly color match Kenner's original 3 3/4-inch Boba Fett action figure.  And it's pretty cool.  

Where Are They Now? THX Audio

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 17, 2016

Years ago, we heard the assets for THX - the home audio format - would be spun off and sold elsewhere.  Formerly the gold standard for home theater and theatre theater experiences, the famous audio sounds and the little robot and the Simpsons jokes, but where is it now?  Well, it just got sold to Razer.

Q&A: Star Wars Helmets, Molds of Old, and Too Much of a Good Thing

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 16, 2016

This week in Q&A - Overkill - are we there yet? And mold mania - do we know if something is truly done forever? (Nope!) And helmet hassles - is it time to join the modder movement?

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

Hasbro's Official Rogue One Checklist Reveals New, Unannounced Exclusives

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hasbro's PR firm sent us a note this morning to inform us that there's an Official Star Wars 2016 Collector ChecklistClick here to grab it.

Since this is produced on the official timetable, you won't see some known-but-not-listed items like Wave 2 3 3/4-inch action figures, 2-packs, 6-inch figures, and so on.  But what is on here may amaze you - a bunch of exclusives we've not yet seen!  Read on to find out what you'll find in stores as the year goes on.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,290: Sabine Wren (Rogue One)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 13, 2016

People love Sabine Wren.  She's selling - I see cases of Rogue One figures at Big Lots or Walmart or what have you, and typically she's the one who's gone.   If you see one, get one - find out why, read on!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer #2

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 13, 2016