Galactic Hunter Video Theater Presents: Star Wars Rebels - The Siege of Lothal

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 23, 2015

We're back! But just for this one - the season starts in the Fall. Star Wars Rebels kicked off season 2 on Saturday with the one-hour "The Siege of Lothal." Ahsoka's back, and we see Darth Vader being an incredible pilot. We meet Phoenix Squadron, we see the return of another familiar face from the original trilogy, and we also see the return of another government official who isn't quite ruthless enough for the new boss. Tarkin's specter looms large over Lothal, but we don't see him this week - that's OK, because Darth Vader keeps it real for the always Star Wars-y show on Disney XD. Darth Vader isn't afraid to sacrifice the pawns to get to the important pieces.


Read on for more! As always, spoilers follow.

Hasbro Announces New Star Wars Fan's Choice Poll - 6-Inch Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 22, 2015

...despite the graphic, we're actually very excited to report that one of our favorite fan events is making a long-awaited return!  Rejoice!

Given that we're not even two years into the 6-inch line, it's pretty amazing that Hasbro has made this announcement: "Hasbro is pleased to once again invite you and your readers to help determine its next STAR WARS Fans’ Choice figure! And for the first time ever, the STAR WARS Fans' Choice poll will choose a 6-inch scale STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure!"

Wow!  Well, the good news is we get to have a say in who's coming. The bad news is that since it's a little early, it probably won't get weird - after all, we haven't got the main cast of the original Star Wars yet, nor Lando, nor Jango, nor Made Windu or any of Jabba's stooges.   As such a popular movie character will no doubt get the nod before an Expanded Universe favorite like Fordo or Mara Jade.

So how do you, the reader, participate?  (UPDATE: You can't! Comments are now closed and votes are being tallied.)

Q&A: Star Wars Rebels, Packaging, and Jakks Giant Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 21, 2015

This week in Q&A: The Wave 1 of Rebels. Is it done coming out? ...well, I got some bad news for you if you didn't hunt it down. And Jakks Pacific - what does their 20-inch line really mean for us in the long run? Also, let's talk unified packaging - is this multi-lingo thing going to last?


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

SDCC Gets Star Wars Holographic Darth Vader - That's 20-Inches Tall

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 18, 2015

It's wordy, and only available on the Comic-Con International show floor.  The Star Wars Darth Vader Hologram Limited Edition 20-Inch Action Figure has electronic lights in the box and is basically the same size as the projection on General Veers' AT-AT's dashboard.   It will be $59.99 and limited to the show floor - no online sales are being made so if you want one, you're going to need to start driving to San Diego or bribing your friends who are going to the show. It will be sold at booth #2343 via Entertainment Earth.

More SDCC Funko Star Wars Exclusives - Chrome C-3PO, Hikari 501st Clone Trooper

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Funko updated their blog with San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives: Wave Five!  Two Star Wars items appear: Pop! Star Wars: Chrome C-3PO Gold and Hikari: Star Wars - 501st Clone Trooper.

Click here to see them, a new Jaws ReAction figure set, and some more goodies.

Q&A: Package Variants, Star Wars New Stuff, and International Packaging

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 14, 2015

This week in Q&A: We look at more missing figures - you ain't getting them. And new stuff is making it out - but could it be better? Lastly, international packaging - will we in the USA ever care again? Probably not. But we can think about it.


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

Ad: New Hikari Star Wars - K-3PO, Exclusive Infrared Darth Vader

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 12, 2015

Ad: New at Entertainment Earth - Star Wars Hikar!   Limited to 500 pieces, check out the Infrared Darth Vader - an Entertainment Earth exclusive.  Also new and not an exclusive, K-3PO - which kicks off the C-3PO mold.

Entertainment Weekly Debuts Comic-Con Stormtrooper Exclusives

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 11, 2015

EW, girl, EW.   Over at Entertainment Weekly, you can read the descriptively titled article Check out an exclusive look at the first toys from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  It gives you a look at the $25 Black Series debut Stormtrooper as well as Mattel's Hot Wheels car and a LEGO buildable figure.

Funko Gets SDCC Exclusive Star Wars Boba Fett Hikari

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Funko does a lot of exclusives for Comic-Con.  I mean, tons - back before the Pop! Vinyl days, they loaded their booth with pop art-inspired and metallic repaints of gorgeous bobble heads.  Now they've got other brands, and they do an obscene variety of exclusives like Hikari Vinyl Figures Infrared Boba Fett.  There are 1,000, it'll probably be around $80, and best of luck to you all.

Q&A: Droids, Star Wars Head Sculpts, and More Fun Updates

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 7, 2015

This week in Q&A: Head sculpts! Why do they change? And Disney Droids - what parts should you be buying if you want one of everything? Also a comment, because we have space to fill and would love your questions if you have any. (Or a break, either way works.)


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

Callgrim Goes Star Wars - 4 New Glyos Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 2, 2015

If you enjoyed Kabuto Mushi, you're going to like Callgrim.   Jesse Moore's line of designer figures draw from numerous influences, and this time it's Star Wars.  X-Wing, A-Wing, B-Wing, and Rebel Endor Trooper figures are the inspiration of the day, plus a swell Speeder Bike are up for grabs.  Click here to see what's left - each figure and vehicle is $20.

Q&A: Droids, Star Wars 6-Inch Figures, and More Black Series Concerns

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 31, 2015

This week in Q&A: More Droid Anxiety - do the current secondary market prices for new releases make sense to you? And 6-inch sculpting - are we getting better, worse, or about the same? And also more 6-inch concerns - like paint. We have much to discuss.


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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,161: Darth Vader (Dagobah Test - The Black Series 2015)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, May 29, 2015

You probably don't need Darth Vader (Dagobah Test) if you've been collecting for the last 15 years, but it's not terrible.  With a great head sculpt and a neck that's a tad too long, it repurposes a 2005 body - a good one - for your collecting pleasure.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,160: R2-Series Astromech Droid Blue and Yellow (not R8-B7)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 28, 2015

Let's finish up this look at the first round of 2015 exclusives (more are coming in round 2) with the R2-Series Astromech Droid Blue and Yellow edition - this one is really close to the unreleased 2012 R8-B7!  And he has a swell hat, assuming of course that's the hat you opted for when you built him at a Disney park this year.   We switch gears tomorrow, so read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,159: R2-Series Astromech Droid White and Yellow

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The egg-like R2-Series Astromech Droid White and Yellow figure is today's release, and it ain't bad - we don't see a lot of white-domed figures.  Read on!