Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,614: Boba Fett (The Black Series / The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 22, 2019

It's hard to pick a favorite figure, but Boba Fett (The Black Series / The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Collection)  has been on my desk for close to a month - that's gotta count for something, right?  It's a redeco of the 2013 figure - which also debuted as a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive - with an added blaster and no carbonite block.  Read on!

Press Release: Hasbro to Phase Out Plastic from New Toy and Game Packaging

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hasbro put out an inter3731 esting press release today: Hasbro to Phase Out Plastic from New Toy and Game Packaging.  Before you freak out, the release says "it plans to begin phasing out plastic from new product packaging, including plastic elements like polybags, elastic bands, shrink wrap, window sheets and blister packs. The company’s ambition is to eliminate virtually all plastic in packaging for new products by the end of 2022."

I would take care to note the phrase "ambution is to eliminate virtually all" - so this doesn't mean that they're going to get rid of everything retro-related or that we're going to see 100% closed-box packages.  We might see some changes, though, and it's hard to predict where toy packages might go.  We've seen LEGO with its Bionicle cans around the turn of the century - a sturdy, reusable package you'd want to keep even if you open the toy - and blind bag/blind boxes on the other end.

After the mostly-plastic tubes of Galaxy of Adventure, it's certainly a change.

We've got options.   Keeping small accessories safe and seeing action figure faces are indeed big concerns for the collectoratti, and of course we'll keep an eye on this evolving story.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,613: Darth Vader (Prototype Edition, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 20, 2019

If you missed it at Comic-Con, that's OK - there's over a dozen variants of the Darth Vader (Prototype Edition, The Retro Collection), the multi-colored nightmare for completists.   This is the one I got.  While the sculpting details are close to the original, they're not identical.  I like it enough to keep him on my desk.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Archives, Reruns, and Ramblings

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 18, 2019

This week in Q&A - The summer slog continues! Sail Barges - do you have another chance? I doubt it! And The Morgue - who all keeps everything on ice, anyway?

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,612: Artoo-Deetoo (R2-D2, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 15, 2019

Filling a gap in the remakes of 12-backs, this Artoo-Deetoo (R2-D2, The Vintage Collection) gives you the package art you crave with the droid "bald spot" you  hoped that Hasbro would fix this time.  The dirt deco is cool, the build-a-droid mold is great, but is the Friar Tuck panel necessary? Read on!

Star Wars Resistance Season 2 Trailer - Also It's the Final Season

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Lucasfilm has decided to pull the plug on Star Wars Resistance, an undermerchandised show with some awesome Hot Wheels ships and the very best vehicle compatible action figures since the originals 40 years ago - except there are no vehicles.  Season 2 begins October 6 on the Disney Channel, where you will most likely continue not watching it.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,611: Luke Skywalker (Crait, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Check out the Luke Skywalker (Crait, The Vintage Collection)!  This cool figure is based on a sequence from The Last Jedi that was pretty spectacular - and odds are you won't be seeing it in too many stores these days.  Is it worth tracking down?  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Fakery, Rereleases, and Future Musings

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 11, 2019

This week in Q&A - Rereleases of the future! ...have not been announced yet. Also fake fakes are fake - so be wary of variations that don't actually exist!

Be sure you send in your questions. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,610: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Padawan, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 8, 2019

Debuting at Star Wars Celebration this year, but also appearing in a box a couple of months ago, this Obi-Wan Kenobi (Padawan, The Black Series 6-Inch) is pretty great. The first prequel doesn't get a ot of toys, but this is a good one with an excellent portrait.... and sadly no cloth cloak accessory. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,609: Ezra Bridger (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 6, 2019

This is a good one.  Ezra Bridger (The Black Series 6-Inch) brings you the Rebels character from his basic Season 1 look with his helmet and lightsaber!  I hope you get one, it's a keeper.  Read on!

Q&A: Missing Joes and Star Wars Patience

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 4, 2019

This week in Q&A - Did you miss G.I. Joe at Comic-Con? Nope! It wasn't there. And customize or wait on the new Luke figures - I would advise you wait!

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,608: Chewbacca (Batuu, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 1, 2019

From Galaxy's Edge, it's a 6-inch Chewbacca!  The redeco of the 2015 figure has some different black paint operations, but is basically your standard issue The Force Awakens Chewbacca.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,607: BB-8 (Droid Depot, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Now with more dirt!  BB-8 is no longer the baby in the world of droids, and this 2019 release from Galaxy's Edge shows signs of age.  He's a bit dirtier now, but is otherwise quite similar to the 2015 release you may have on your desk or a shelf... or in a box in a closet by now.  Should you upgrade?  Read on!

Q&A: Post-SDCC, New Star Wars Head Sculpts, and Slow Summer

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 28, 2019

This week in Q&A - New head sculpts for classic figures! It's an exciting time to be alive. And Announcements are slow these days - don't blame me, I didn't do it!

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,606: R2-D2 (Droid Depot, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 25, 2019

Another new figure from Disney's Galaxy's Edge, the R2-D2 (Droid Depot, The Black Series 6-Inch)  is a redeco! If you have an R2-D2 and are happy with it, this may not be necessary for you - but the wear and tear is unique to this figure.  Is it worth the trip to Anaheim to get yours?  Read on!