Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,175: R2-Series Astromech Droid Black and Silver (not R2-Q5)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 13, 2015

The R2-Series Astromech Droid Black and Silver looks a lot like R2-Q5, but it's actually a buildable Disney droid at a theme park (not) near you!  The colors are as vibrant as the black plastic is not glossy.  Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ad: Nesting dolls! They're not just for Eastern Europe anymore.   The  Star Wars Jabba's Palace Nesting Dolls - Entertainment Earth Exclusive set is up for grabs right now.   $16.99 gets you Jabba the Hutt with Salacious Crumb, a Gamorrean Guard, Max Rebo, Droopy McCool, and Sy SnootlesClick here to get yours!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,174: Commander Thorn (The Black Seres)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It's new.  It's different.  But it's not exactly a premium figure.  Hasbro's 2015 Commander Thorn brings you a mishmash of parts that could be used to make Cody or Rex (or Doom!) and gives them a rich red paint job that, as long as you don't compare it to the animation model, is the best thing ever.  Once you start to hold them up side by side, it looks a little less great.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,173: Jon "Dutch" Vander (The Black Seres)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New for 2015 - today's Figure of the Day!   Jon "Dutch" Vander was done over 10 years ago, but now he's back with a slightly different helmet deco and a couple of more joints on a different body.   Read on!

Q&A: Force Friday, Star Wars Packaging of the Future, and Why Are We Here?

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 9, 2015

This week in Q&A: Why? Why are we still writing and reading about this stuff? Force Friday! No, we can't share any useful information. Also, packaging colors. Do you know what'd be awesome? I sure do! Find out what, in this week's column.

 

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,172: R7-Series Astromech Droid White and Blue

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 7, 2015

A new deco design, the R7-Series Astromech Droid White and Blue  is actually really striking.  Some of the elements on his person do tend to evoke certain other elements in nature and consumer products, or perhaps he's just happy to see you.  (Droids are a chipper lot.)  Want to see more?   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,171: R2-Series Astromech Droid Silver and Purple (not R4-M6)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 6, 2015

Let's look at the Disney park exclusive R2-Series Astromech Droid Silver and Purple (not R4-M6).    It really is close to R4-M6, though, just made of build-a-droid parts with slightly less paint.   Should you get this new-for-2015 figure?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,170: Clone Commander Wolffe (The Black Seres)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Let's look at the new, cartoon-inspired, desert gear version of Clone Commander Wolffe.  The good news - it's well-designed, with a great cloth "skirt" that is the best we've ever seen.  The bad news - he is indeed a little short for a Clone Trooper.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,169: Jawas (The Black Seres)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Since the line reboot, Jawas as a two-pack have been an important part of the line.  Start an army in every pack, or collect them all and pack out the Sandcrawler you probably skipped in 2004.  Ah well - so how are these new, non-light-piped versions?  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Bossk Bits, Stormtrooper Stories, and TIE Terrors

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 2, 2015

This week in Q&A: Bossk! Why are there so many?  Also TIE Anxiety - do we need to buy the vehicle to be complete on figures?  Also Stormtrooper scares.  Don't be too scared, but do be vigilant.

 

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

20 Years of POTF2, ASWN, and Adam Pawlus Writing About Plastic Men Online

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 31, 2015

Generally speaking I try not to post anything that's mostly self-congratulatory nonsense. I don't like to post notices about holidays or too many anniversaries, because it's not what I started writing about toys on the internet - but today seemed like a good day to try it anyway. You may not know this - or care - but I started writing about Star Wars on the internet as a free newsletter on August 1, 1995. Word on the street was the Power of the Force relaunch by Kenner was hitting Service Merchandise stores, that the AT-ST may have shipped despite not being one of the four vehicles announced at Toy Fair, and the most juicy (and weird) rumor of all was that Froot Loops cereal would have a mail-in Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise action figure. In July of that year, it seemed difficult to find any proof of what sounded preposterous. A new mail-in cereal figure? From Kellogg's, and not General Mills? And for free? Preposterous.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,168: Han Solo (The Black Seres)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 31, 2015

This new Han Solo from what may be one of the last waves (that we know of) for the 3 3/4-inch The Black Series is here!  He's cool - as in frozen - and loaded with articulation. Despite this he can't quite perfectly use his handcuffs, but the carbonite block is new and it's quite nice.  Read on!

One More Hikari - Funko's Hologram Darth Vader Vinyl Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 31, 2015

Continuing the trend, a clear blue sparkling Hologram Darth Vader also went up for sale today.   750 have been made, and it's due around August.  Sponsor Entertainment Earth has theirs up for sale, so click here to order one.

Ad: New Star Wars Hikari Utapau Clone Trooper Exclusive, In Stock

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 31, 2015

Ad: You read that right - this is a debut of a new exclusive, and it's already in stock!  The Star Wars Clone Trooper Utapau Premium Hikari Figure - Entertainment Earth Exclusive is in stock and qualifies for free shipping in the USA.  It's $79.99, 600 were made, and it just went on sale.  If you want one, click through and order now!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,167: Stormtrooper (The Black Seres)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 30, 2015

We looked at a Black Series Stormtrooper, but not this Black Series Stormtrooper!  There was another one of those trademark running changes, you see.  This one?  New helmet.   It's still basically the same construction as the Sandtrooper you got with a Dewback a few years ago, and if you didn't, shame on you.    It's pretty good - it comes on the newer TIE Pilot blue cardback if you want one.  Read on!