Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,149: Han Solo Stormtrooper Disguise (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It's time to go on hiatus for at least until the new droids show up - but first, let's look at the 6-inch Han Solo Stormtrooper Disguise!   It's pretty nice - mine had some paint smudging that cleaned right up.  He has a helmet and a blaster, plus his blaster has some extra paint on it - the regular Stormtrooper does not. As such, this may be a decent army-builder.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,148: Bossk (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, April 20, 2015

Check out Bossk (The Black Series 6-Inch)!  He's pretty cool - but he's awesome on a shelf of other figures.  By himself, he's just pretty good - does he look cooler than the 7-inch Unleashed figure from a few years ago?  Click here to find out when you read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Celebration News, Figure Stuff, Qui-Gon Woes, and Joint Issues

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 19, 2015

This week in Q&A: Let's talk the whole articulation on your action figure thing again because why not. And Qui-Gon figures - should we be seeing a lot more? We'll also talk missing Saga Legends figures as well as some fun Celebration VII highlights you may have missed.


Don't forget to send in your questions for next week. Read on!

More Droid Factory - Variations, New Legs, and Madness - MADNESS

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 18, 2015

Readers Colin (pictures and info), Shannon Cosman (pal/pics/info), and Michael Magdalena (lots of info) have written in to tell all of us about what we can expect from the new Droid Factory line.  This is the next big batch of figures showing up at Disney theme parks as I write this.   We're all still putting together a complete picture of everything (I have an image 9 new figures after the jump) so you know what to expect.  We'll put together a matrix of all the new parts as soon as we have in-hand samples, but until then?  Here are the Top 6 7 8 Things You Must Know about New Disney Astormech Droids.

Yes, it is a good day to be a droid fan - minus the headaches we're all about to get trying to track these down.

Last updated Saturday 10:18 AM.

Droid Factory At Disney Now - Three New Star Wars Droid Samples

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 17, 2015

If you aren't busy watching the David Hasslehoff music video for True Survivor, please take a moment to look at these new droids.  As you know, we were told to expect new Droid Factory action figures at the Disney park building experience/shop/assembly line.  Reader Colin sent in two images and tells us:

"Hey Adam just want to say I did find the droids at Disneyland this afternoon. Was told 11 but only found 9. Here are some photos."

Thank you, Colin!  Check out the pictures after the break.  Also, today's secret word is "sombrero."

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,147: Stormtrooper Commander (Star Wars Rebels Mission Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 17, 2015

The Rebels Stormtrooper Commander is a must-buy because it comes with Hera.  It's also pretty neat - like every custom Sandtrooper before 1996, it's just a Stormtrooper with a shoulder pad.  That's pretty much it, and that's really all it needs to be.  I like it. Read on!

K Records Releases If It Ain't Breakfast Don't Fix It (with Darth Vader stamp)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 17, 2015

As a fan of music stuff, I recently bought an album from K Records - and this morning I got an email informing me of a group called If It Ain't Breakfast Don't Fix It.  There Will Be Casualties is a new cassette tape (really) new release with MP3 download code, and hand-stamped cover art by Jillian Chaplain featuring one Dark Lord of the Sith.  It's not super Star Warsy, but for those who collect stuff from the creative edges of a galaxy far, far away this might be $8.00 well spent.

You can see more shots of it - including the Band-Aid used to seal the tape's box, plus links to sample tracks - here.


Ad: Star Wars Hikari Vinyl New Figures Debut at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 17, 2015

Ad: Two new Star Wars Hikari Vinyl Figures are up at Entertainment Earth today!  First up: Star Wars Hikari Grey Skull Wampa.   Limited to 250 pieces, this exclusive figure is due around June.

Next up, the Shadow Trooper.  1,000 pieces will be made of this black Stormtrooper, and he's due in July.  Pre-order yours now!

Star Wars Shadow Trooper Hikari Premium Sofubi Vinyl Figure Star Wars Wampa Grey Skull Premium Hikari Figure - EE Excl.

More Disney Parks: Holographic R2-D2, D23 Droids

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 16, 2015

Shannon came through with two more individually carded action figures.  Holographic R2-D2 is exclusive to Star Wars Weekends in the Florida park, so I'll be relying on you guys to help me out.

For D23 is another Droid with a Sorcerer's cap, and in the interest of speedy coverage we present to you this blurry image so we have something to share immediately.   (How do I get these?)

Disney Parks Star Wars Rebel Trainer Droid Toy

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 16, 2015

2888 Another image Shannon Cosman snapped for us: Star Wars Rebel Trainer!  Shannon says that the R2-D2 will project TIE Fighter images on the walls and you are to shoot them!  Keeps score and has levels of difficulty.

This is just one of many items being revealed in Anaheim right now - more as we have it!

New Droid Factory Figure Pieces Today

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 16, 2015


Surprise!  Pal of mine Shannon Cosman snapped this photo of new figures using the  build-a-droid parts that, we are told, are going up for grabs at Disney parks today.  As to how many there are, and the other finer details, we don't know yet.

Four new hats were also shown.

Surprise! Sorta Stealth Star Wars Episode VII Sneak Preview Figure at Disney Parks

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 16, 2015

You may already own an Episode VII action figure - if not, here's how to get it.

The advantages of obsessive completism rarely manifest themselves so clearly.  This morning at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, four new Astromech domes were unveiled for the new movie.  These were said to be for various X-Wings and background elements, but one looked very familiar. 

It turns out that it's because we reviewed something very close to it in 2012!

New Star Wars The Force Awakens Teaser

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 16, 2015

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,146: Ezra Bridger (Cadet, Star Wars Rebels Mission Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 16, 2015

Check out Ezra Bridger (Cadet) from the Mission Series.  It's the first alternate costume figure for one of the Rebels cast, so it's a pretty exciting thing to have here!   He has a recolored helmet, a slightly shorter build, and a pretty great paint job.  Read the full review!

IT'S OVER: Star Wars Celebration VII The Force Awakens Panel Streams Live

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 16, 2015

UPDATE:  Now featuring 23 stills from the panel after the break.  It's almost time! It's over! The streaming of Celebration VII starts in a few minutes - or right now, depending on when you're reading this. The first video is at 10:00 AM Pacific, so see if you're too late for the Episode VII panel below.