Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,511: R2-S8 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Solo 4-pack is pretty hit and miss with two fairly interesting robots and two that do not impress.  The R2-S8 (Droid Factory Line Look) is my favorite in the set - not only is it black and white and red all over, but there's weird and colorful writing on the dome.  It's good!  You should get this one.  Read on!

Q&A: HasLab, Star Wars Online and Retail, plus Jabba's Palace's Goons

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 26, 2018

This week in Q&A - HasLab! Have there been rumblings? Online vs. Retail - well, we've been talking about this for 23 years now. Sail Barge populations - will there be more returning favorites?

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

46 More Kmarts, Sears Closing This Year

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 23, 2018

Over the last few years we've been tracking the slow decline of Kmart and Sears, two former titans of retail that have outlasted Toys R Us and numerous other retail behemoths.  Today 46 more stores were announced to be getting the axe, and you can read the list of them here.  

It's been a fascinating year for toys, where a once-unstoppable monster like Toys R Us went from crushing numerous regional competitors to being closed forever in the USA, and mere months later the long-dormant Mego Corp action figure line is back, and at Target, and cheap.   Things keep changing, but remain unpredictable as we move into an increasingly unstable future in the world of toys.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,510: Gamorrean Guard (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 23, 2018

Target's exclusive Gamorrean Guard (The Black Series 6-Inch) has an opening mouth - and I'm having a lot of fun with that.   Use any food you may have to engage your toy and also be mad that you can't find one, because it's awesome, and I'd love to get 1 or 2 more of these.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,509: Doctor Aphra (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Fresh from SDCC, it's Doctor Aphra!  This figure will be sold on the traditional 6x9 cardback later this year, but if you got her and her droid pals in the 3-pack you know she's got a good range of movement and joints that actually move and work well.  Hasbro did a great job with the newest Fan's Choice figure.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Vehicles, The Clone Wars, and Force Link

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 19, 2018

This week in Q&A - More Clone Wars! I wouldn't get your hopes up. Big vehicle reissues! There, either. The Future of Force Link! Maybe it's not your day.

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

Star Wars Resistance Trailer - New TV Show Starts in October

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 17, 2018

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,508: 0-0-0 (Triple Zero, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 16, 2018

Fresh from Comic-Con, it's 0-0-0 (Triple Zero)!  This is a black C-3PO repaint - this is the 2010 Vintage mold.  Want to see more?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,507: Tobias Beckett (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 14, 2018

It's Woody! The Tobias Beckett (The Black Series 6-Inch) turned out pretty well, has the requisite amount of articulation, with perfectly nice painting.  The facial hair could be a smidgen better, but it's still consistent with the quality this line has given us as of late.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Joints, Fox and Disney, and Toys Aren't USA

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 12, 2018

This week in Q&A - Are joints always good? Some are. Toys R Us returning to the USA? Denial lasts a long time. Fox and Disney... what does that mean for us in the short term?

Also Comic-Con exclusives are set to hit HasbroToyShop.com today.

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,506: BT-1 (Beetee, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 9, 2018

Attack R2-D2!  Well, not really.  This BT-1 figure has removable weapons and panels to cover the holes those weapons leave.  The paint job is great, and it uses a build-a-droid mold with filled in holes for the lower body leg holes.  I like it.  Read on!

2018 Disney Star Wars Halloween Droid Figure Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 7, 2018

We were shown this on Twitter, and well, why not just show it to you? Here's this year's Halloween Disney parks droid R4-B0018.  Thanks to @Jesse_James77 on Twitter for sharing in a tweet.



Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,505: Rebel Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Check out the Rebel Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch) figure!  He has a helmet, a blaster, and the Death Star plans from Rogue One.  That's how you cross generations.  The articulation is exceptional, so of course it's going to be hard to troop-build this one.  Read on!

Q&A: Solo, Clone Wars, and Vintage Formats

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 5, 2018

This week in Q&A - The Clone Wars! No, Hasbro doesn't have plans for us yet. And More Solo - maybe, who knows. And what's worth bringing back from the Vintage era? Oh, have I got opinions.

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

Target's Solo: A Star Wars Story Force Link 2.0 Vandor-1 Heist Target Exclusive Playset Out Now

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 5, 2018

While they showed up last week, fans who found it were denied at check-out.  The embargo on the Solo: A Star Wars Story Force Link 2.0 Vandor-1 Heist was lifted early on Sunday, so now if you want one you can get it for $44.99.   For your handy-dandy toy locating, mark down DPCI 087-16-0136 when hunting to verify if one is near you.