Galaxy's Edge Merch Preview at Entertainment Weekly

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Over at EW, you can preview Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge merch.  The good news - there are custom droids.  The very good news - I don't see any 3 3/4-inch scale stuff just yet.  (I break out in hives trying to think of how to gather parts from those bins from one or more states away.)  

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,563: Val (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 26, 2019

It's Val!  As Force Link 2.0 fades into memory, the last wave is something you should chase down - there were some good figures in this one.  Val turned out particularly well, and as the only 3 3/4-inch Val you probably should go ahead and get one. Read on!

Q&A: Jabba Backsides, Lando Changes, Star Wars Keeps Getting Old

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 24, 2019

This week in Q&A - Baby got back! The back of Jabba's Palace. Of course I took a picture for you. Vintage! Is it required? Lando ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Our mail bag is empty. Read on!

ICYMI: Onell Design Glyos Hammerden Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 23, 2019

A few weeks ago Onell Design shipped out Hammerden, a Hammerhead-colored take on the Pheyden action figure.  It's pretty cool!  I posted a review here.  It has since sold out, but along with Greeden and Pheytooth it's a pretty swell group of aliens.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,562: Stormtrooper (Galaxy of Adventures)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 21, 2019

This Stormtrooper (Galaxy of Adventures) is in tubes and possibly in a store near you. The detail and plastic are above and beyond what we've seen in the past, as is his height.   It's pretty spectacuar, and you're being charged accordingly.  Is it worth it?  Yes.  Is it worth army building at that price?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,561: L3-37 (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 19, 2019

This L3-37 (The Black Series 6-Inch)  is a nifty release from Solo: A Star Wars Story. She has a lot of astromech parts and is a self-made bot according to lore!  The articulation is good, the deco is nice, and the design is totally unique.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Surprise! Direct from Toy Fair

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 17, 2019

This week in Q&A - Vintage Verility! How long can it last? Bad joints! They may be legal, but why are they still a thing?  Also I'm at Toy Fair so I didn't know if this would go up - now I need more questions!

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Our mail bag is empty. Read on!

Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Star Wars: The Retro Collection

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Star Wars goes Kenner! Six reissues and one new vintage-style "ReAction"-esque figure are seemingly exclusive to Target, and of course sold out preorders in seconds. Hopefully Target and Hasbro don't pull a Spinosaurus and keep them coming all year long!

Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Star Wars: The Black Series

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Star Wars: The Black Series! The 6-inch line showed very little you hadn't seen (or seen hinted at) before. The presentation had Doctor Aphra and her droids, plus the previously seen Chopper and Ezra Bridger. More surprising were 20th Anniversary Episode I "vintage" packaging for Celebration in Chicago.

Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Gets Hyperreal

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Star Wars gets too real! $80 for Hasbro's most decked-out Darth Vader ever. A metal skeleton boasting more articulation than ever before inside a soft rubber skin makes one wonder what that means for long-term viability, but the A+ deco and optional hands might make you just buy it anyway.

Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Star Wars The Vintage Collection

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Playsets! Vehicles! Reissues! Retools!  Hasbro takes you on a rollercoaster of love for the first 30 minutes of Return of the Jedi in The Vintage Collection this year. Exclusives are coming - some presoldout out before the official announcement - so buckle up for a fascinating and frustrating year!

Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures, Micro Force, Galactic Heroes

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Kid stuff!  While it's all kid stuff, this is the stuff they assume collectors don't want.  Galactic Heroes, Galaxy of Adventures, and Micro Force offered little new - it all leaked or was announced.  Or is on shelves!  Check it out.

Toy Fair - Hasbro Star Wars Panel Notes

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

So here are the notes from the panel - new figures, vehicles, and a playset. I can't believe it either - Walmart has a Jabba's Palace piece.

Triple Force Friday - October 4, 2019

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 15, 2019

Lucasfilm confirmed that October 4, 2019 is Triple Force Friday. That means the launch for the first toys for THe Mandalorian, Episode IX, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be shipped to stores that were already so over midnight toy launches a few years ago.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,560: Han Solo (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 14, 2019

We got a new Star Wars movie in 2018, but people didn't see it.  The name didn't appear on the toy packages.  You couldn't even get its star as a basic figure - Han Solo only came as a pack-in during the Solo: A Star Wars Story launch in theaters.  While not everyone loves all the new movies, it's hard to fathom why you wouldn't give kids access to the movie's title character in the basic assortment - as far as I know, for any franchise, this is kind of unprecedented. The figure was packed with a sound reader, which itself required a firmware update that wasn't offered for weeks after launch - and as of today, still isn't fully functional.  But was the figure nice? Read on!