Q&A: Star Wars Fakes and Unlikely Candidates

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 2, 2023

This week in Q&A - Is there anything Hasbro wouldn't make in 2023? Yeah, dang near anybody who isn't on the poster. And Danny Trejo - was his Rancor Keeper figure secretly released in Europe? Sadly, no, but here's why you might be confused.

Be sure you send in your questions. We have no questions for next week's update, which may mean I get a break. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,042: Jawa (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 29, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Jawa (The Retro Collection). With a slightly different hood sculpt, this little guy's cloth hood is a spectacularly good match of the original. I like the detail, the color change is interesting, and it's one of the better remakes. They even changed the blaster color a bit -so you can add him to your sandcrawler and he still looks different enough to be interesting. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,041: Grogu (The Rescue Set, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Grogu (The Rescue Set, The Vintage Collection). It's a new sculpt, it's arguably an accessory, and it's not really bad. As part of a $75 set you won't be feeling you got your money's worth, but at least it's decent. Read on!

ICYMI: Healey Made Shadow Assassin and Raider Still Available

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 25, 2023

MartyIf you like indie toys, retro Kenner-style and compatible figures, and lizard beings, have I got a link for you. Healey Made Returns with Assassin (Shadow), in stock now, along with the Raider (V.2)! If she looks familiar, she's similar to the Assassin (R-Complex) from 2021. The Raider was available last month and is a redeco similar to the original painted release from 2019. I've got these figures in other colors and they're one of my favorite things to pick up here and there, despite the price. The runs are pretty stunningly low, so if you want something special to pilot your old mini-rigs give these a look.

Q&A: Star Wars New Old Figures and Distribution Issues... Again

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 25, 2023

This week in Q&A - Why is Hasbro not making more than the two original trilogy retro figures over the last four years? And distribution is still a thing - except now, you can get your figures, it's just online. Eventually.

Be sure you send in your questions. The mailbag is out of questions, so if you got some, send some in. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,040: Chewbacca (Boushh's Bounty, The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 22, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Chewbacca (Boushh's Bounty, The Black Series). Hasbro really doesn't like to make new Chewbacca bodies - we're still getting the Vintage 2004 one, and this The Black Series body shares the same basic build as every 6-inch scale Wookiee so far. But he has a new head, so that's something. It's new, technically, and the collar does some neat things intertwining with the fur around the neck. Otherwise? More of the same. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,039: R2 Unit (Red, 2023 Pride Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R2 Unit (Red, 2023 Pride Collection). Given a lot of things, it really is getting better - minus some missing paint detail under the droid's eye, this R2 unit is a colorful creation that stands out as not looking like the hundreds of astromech droids you may already have. A dark red dome on a bright red body with some pink highlights? Awesome. I like this one - and it's part of a set of six, so we'll be coming back to these over the coming weeks. Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Toys in Star Wars Movies and Really Old Stuff at Stores

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 18, 2023

This week in Q&A - We've had film to toys, can we get more toys to film? I sure hope so. And finding really old toys at retail price is a sacred duty... more or less.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,038: Death Squad Commander (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 15, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Death Squad Commander (The Retro Collection). Known as the Star Destroyer Commander after the first couple of years, this bowl-headed fellow has a straighter rank pin but his skin color is a little weirder than the original. He's part of a Shop Disney/Hasbro Pulse shared exclusive boxed set - and I recommend checking both stores to compare pricing. Last time I checked, the set was significantly cheaper on Hasbro Pulse. Read on!

Disney Confirms New Star Wars Movie Date, but Not Title, Premise

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Over at Variety, there's a new article called Disney Dates New ‘Star Wars’ Movie, Shifts ‘Deadpool 3’ and Entire Marvel Slate, Delays ‘Avatar’ Sequels Through 2031. That new date for Star Wars? December 18, 2026 and also May 22, 2026. Those of you who are fond of counting will realize that's two movies in one calendar year, a feat that has been attempted a few times but hasn't come to pass as of yet. (For those keeping track at home, The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story were released months apart in 2017 and 2018, respectively, and Rogue One was delayed from a May 2015 date.)

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,033: Boba Fett (Kenner Flavor, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Boba Fett (Kenner Flavor, The Vintage Collection). I haven't seen one of these in stores for about a month, but I did find mine on-shelf before any shipped online - and other than the price, it's a pretty good figure. The colors aren't a perfect match, but I like someone nodding to Kenner yet again. Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Dumpster Diving and Dinosaur Sizing

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 11, 2023

This week in Q&A - Dinosaur envy! Are Jurassic toys flourishing at a smaller scale? Yes, of course. And Dumpster Diving is fun.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,036: Moff Gideon (Mission Fleet)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 8, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Moff Gideon (Mission Fleet). Sure, it's a toy, and yes, it's on clearance, but Hasbro did a really great job here. The face sculpt and deco are good, the TIE Fighter is genuinely impressive, and if this were a 3 3/4-inch scaled vehicle with a realistically proportioned figure you'd be all over it. But it wasn't - so I bought one at Burlington on clearance for a few bucks, and it's absolutely worth it. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,035: See-Threepio (C-3PO, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: See-Threepio (C-3PO, The Retro Collection). While some of the retro figures - while good - lack some details or seem a little soft in spots, C-3PO seems to be extremely close to the original, even more so than some of the third-party remakes. The details around his bolts and belly are all there, and while it's not 100% identical to the 1978 figure it's certainly close enough. He even has the metal bolt in his back - go ask your magnets to prove it for you. You should get this one. Read on!

Q&A: Old Plastic and Star Wars Size Matters

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 4, 2023

This week in Q&A - Size matters - is there still more money in 6-inch? More or less, yes. And the unsold toys - what happens?

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