Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,529: R3-B0017 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 30, 2018

This is a favorite.  The R3-B0017 (Droid Factory Line Look) was from last year and, sadly, long gone - it tackles three favorite subjects of mine. One, it's a droid.  Two, it glows in the dark. Three, it shoehorns something goofy in as an "off-camera" figure in the existing storyline - in this case, Dathomir during The Clone Wars.  If you get a crack at this and are a fiend for glow-in-the-dark toys, you should get one.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Switcheroo, Deco, and Lost Toys

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 28, 2018

This week in Q&A - Repack thieves! Yes, it's stealing. Dirty deco done dirt cheap. Mimban Troopers are looking nice and muddy. Lost figures - Hasbro had a few concepts that never made it out, in some cases, probably to our benefit.

Be sure you send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Paris Comic Con Reveal - The Black Series Padme Amidala

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 26, 2018

3686 It only took five years for The Black Series to get its very first Padme Amidala!  This version is from Attack of the Clones, and is expected to drop in stores in 2019.   No other details - or any other upcoming AOTC costumed figures - are available at this time.

Paris Comic Con Reveal - The Vintage Collection Chewbacca MKII

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 26, 2018

3685 Hasbro mentioned it would be bringing back old molds - and this is an old mold! 2004's TVC Chewbacca is back with a new head as 2019's The Vintage Collection Chewbacca.  It looks cool - you may have 20 of them, but with a new head and new packaging it may warrant another look.

Onell Design Announces Mystery "Greeden" Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 25, 2018

3684 I'm a big fan of Onell Design's works. Their indie action figures range from wholly original creations to sly tributes to figures from the past 50 years, and tonight they announced Greeden - a mystery figure.  Previous efforts and comments would indicate it's likely their mascot alien Pheyden, but in Kenner 1979 Greedo colors.  I ordered one, and we'll review it here when it shows up.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,528: Princess Leia Organa (Bespin Escape, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 25, 2018

You'll probably find this Princess Leia Organa (Bespin Escape, The Black Series 6-Inch) at a Target near you.    This recent release is an exclusive with one of the best paint jobs we've ever seen on a Hasbro human head, thanks to their new realistic paint deco techniques.   Is she worth tracking down?  Yes.  But read on anyway!

Star Wars Archive Collection - 6-Inch Black Series Biker Scout Redeco/Reissue Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 24, 2018

3682 The Scout Trooper, better known to olds as the Biker Scout, was released with a Speeder Bike a few years ago as part of an ill-fated, but awesome, $40 figure-with-vehicle/creature packs.  These Archive Collection releases will be the first time you can buy this figure sans vehicle, but you may have one already.  You can add to your squad this way without buying more bikes if you're so inclined.  It's worth noting this figure has not been sold in a traditional box yet, so who knows if or when this will ever happen.

Star Wars Archive Collection - 6-Inch Black Series Anakin Skywalker Redeco/Reissue Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 24, 2018

3678 Continuing Hasbro's Archive Collection - a series of 6-inch action figure reissues of popular (expensive/rare) older The Black Series items - is Anakin Skywalker.  He has his Darth Vader Sith-infused-anger face too, and they're amazing.  The portraits are significantly better than they were a few years ago, so if you missed the orange box version you might actually be better off.  Anakin includes 2 heads and a lightsaber, and should be in a store online or near you - but let's be honest, probably online - in 2019.

Star Wars Archive Collection - 6-Inch Black Series Yoda Redeco/Reissue Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 24, 2018

3677 Once you go Black Series, something vaguely offensive here!   Hasbro will be slotting some redeco and reissue figures in, the first of which should be out in a few months.  They're carded instead of boxed, and some have enhanced facial paint applications.  You've already seen Boba Fett, X-Wing Luke, Bossk, and IG-88, but now you can see Yoda.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,527: R4-B0018 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 23, 2018

New this year! The R4-B0018 (Droid Factory Line Look)  may be at a Disney park (or an unrelated auction site) near you right now.  It has a unique claw arm and a piece of candy corn - colored incorrectly, just like the robot.  It's cute! It's charming!  And it's a heck of a lot cheaper than last year's awesome droid, which we'll look at next week.  Read on!

Q&A: Jurassic World, Star Wars Distribution, and Exclusives

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 21, 2018

This week in Q&A - Jurassic World! Does its success mean there is a world of 3 3/4-inch human-based figure nostalgia coming from other lines? Of course not. Distribution... I guess it's been a few months, sure. Let's go there again.  Exclusives - what's the hold-up for the new stuff?

Be sure you send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Ad: New Hasbro Star Wars Black Series, Vintage, and Solo Action Figures at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 18, 2018

Ad: Get new Hasbro at Entertainment Earth! New this week, 3 3/4-inch figures from The Vintage Collection and Solo: A Star Wars Story! There are also several new The Black Series 6-inch Action Figures - check them out!

 

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,526: Hera Syndulla (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hasbro continues its stretched-out series of Rebels with last year's Hera Syndulla (The Black Series 6-Inch)!   She has top-notch detailing, has articulation on par with the rest of the line, and has left retail because she's from last year.   Well, she's still worth tracking down if you can find one - Chopper and Ezra will join the crew of Ahsoka and Kanan in the coming months.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,525: R2-X2 (Red Squadron, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 16, 2018

It's not exactly on model, but R2-X2 (Red Squadron, The Black Series 6-Inch)  has some admirable parts.  It's big - and that's cool! The dirt is awesome! But the dome is the wrong color, as far as can be told when comparing it to previous releases in other sizes and formats.   Read on!

Q&A: TIEs, Action Fleet, and Star Wars Ships

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 14, 2018

This week in Q&A - Ships happen - is Disney's Sandcrawler direction one to follow? Action Fleet - 15 years on, is it time for a comeback? KB Toys and TIEs - these are also on the docket.

Be sure you send in your questions for next week. Read on!