Ad: Amazon Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch In Stock

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ad: In stock now! Amazon has the Black Series 6-inch action figures for $19.99 each once again including Darth Maul, the Sandtrooper, Luke Skywalker, and R2-D2. Click here to order yours.

Hasbro Star Wars The Vintage Collection Amazon Slave I Fix - Just Screw It

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 13, 2013

After almost a year of waiting since it was teased at Celebration VI in Orlando last year, we finally started to get our Amazon exclusive The Vintage Collection jumbo Slave I vehicle. It's 20-inches long, almost 50% bigger than the previous releases of Boba's vehicle, and has more features than ever. One of these features is a rotating wings and a gravity-centered pilot's station inside the cockpit, and in the 2010 The Clone Wars Rise of Boba Fett Battle Pack it worked great. This new version needs some work - a bad spring prevents things from locking properly. Want to fix it? Go get a Phillips head screwdriver, an old clicky pen, and read on.

Amazon Slave I Arriving - How's Your Box?

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 12, 2013

A few of you have written in because your Amazon Exclusive The Vintage Collection Boba Fett's Slave I vehicle has arrived! But here's the thing - some of them are showing up in a nice Hasbro-made white mailer box, and others, well, aren't.

UPDATE: I added some comments about an errant spring and how you can fix it with a pen and a screwdriver and just a dash of gumption.

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Boba Fett's Slave I IN STOCK at Amazon, Arriving Today?

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 12, 2013

Today's the day - and it's early!  The Amazon Exclusive Boba Fett's Slave I is in stock now, for all of you 3 3/4-inch action figure fans.  This is the larger mold of the ship, which is modeled after the 2010 The Clone Wars version of the vehicle sold at Toys R Us.  Click here to order yours, or if you already did, it's probably shipping to you today or tomorrow.  A few more  notes after the jump.

Q&A: Big Figures, Big Articulation, and Old Figures from Gear to Eternity

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 11, 2013

It's Q&A time! Let's complain about articulation and the lack of original trilogy toys out there. Let's also look at Vintage-Style Figures and the always important accessories. All this and more await you!

Review + Video: Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Darth Maul Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, August 10, 2013

With The Black Series' 6-inch action figure line, Hasbro is focusing on adult and collector fan favorites which means Darth Maul is a sure thing. Traditionally the one character from the first prequel that everybody agrees is worth owning, Hasbro did a great job on this figure and it's probably the best-looking action figure of Mr. Maul we'll ever see. This review is sponsored by Entertainment Earth. Read the review or watch the video after the jump. You've got options!

GHR: TRU Biggs X-wing OUT

By Mike — Wednesday, August 7, 2013

It looks like the new Vintage Collection ToysRUs exclusive Biggs X-Wing Fighter is hitting stores. Reader RBLock1583 found his at a local TRU in Southern California. Retail price is $59.99. Happy Hunting!

BBTS: Bandai Jp, Starcraft, Star Wars, Transformers, Bruce Lee, The Walking Dead, TMNT, Batman & More!

By Mike — Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Here's is the latest weekly blast from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com. New pre-orders include the new 1/4 Scale Premium Format Stormtrooper Commander from Sideshow and the 1/3 Scale 40th Anniversary Bruce Lee Tribute Statue. Shop the full listing after the jump!

Brian's Toys: Sixth Scale Grievous, eFX Stormtrooper Helmet, Lili Ledy Jawa

By Mike — Wednesday, August 7, 2013

From our sponsors at BriansToys.com: Check out the Sideshow Sixth Scale General Grievous over at Brian's Toys! For the first time, pre-order this 12-inch tall Grievous figure in high articulation. Also new from Sideshow this week is the C-3PO & R2-D2 Premium Format Figure.  The eFX Stormtrooper PCR Helmet will be returning in October, so lock in your pre-orders now.  Angry Birds will also be flying in all new sets this month.

Review + Video: Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Because every line needs a hero, The Black Series' 6-inch action figure line brings us the Rebel Pilot version of Luke Skywalker from the original Star Wars. This figure is exceptional, with great detail and the ability to do things not all pilots can do - he can sit! With Bespin Luke due soon, should you order the pilot version now? This review is sponsored by Entertainment Earth. More (and a video) after the jump.

Review + Video: Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Sandtrooper Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 5, 2013

Hasbro's launch of The Black Series' 6-inch action figure line kicks off with a figure that wasn't (but should've been) in the original line with the Sandtrooper. Having transformed from just a stormtrooper with mud and a shoulder pad to a surprisingly robust creation with unique knee armor, multiple guns, a giant backpack, and ammo pouches, this is undoubtedly the first 6-inch retail figure that you not only want, but simply must have. This review is sponsored by Entertainment Earth. More (and a video) after the jump.

Q&A: Baby Got Black Series, Disney, Inflation, Conventional Wisdom

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 4, 2013

It's Q&A time! Let's talk Disney - will their reach mean better distribution for toys? And how about Mission Series and Saga Legends - are they a good deal, considering the cost of inflation, over their 1970s cousins? And of course, let's talk a whole bunch about the Black Series 6-Inch Figures. They're here. Should you care? (Yes.) All this and the video game that ate up a lot of my Sunday. Read on!

Review + Video: Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch R2-D2

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, August 3, 2013

It's been in the works for a while, as the economy and collector interests have made The Black Series' 6-inch action figure line an essential addition.   R2-D2 is our token representation of the original 12 in the debut wave. Seeing as how fully-realized we've seen the droid in the 3 3/4-inch scale, is it possible to make him better - or just bigger? This review is sponsored by Entertainment Earth. Watch the video and read the review after the break!

Clone Wars Season 5 Blu-Ray and DVD: Coming Soon

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, August 3, 2013

It's coming! Season 5 of The Clone Wars will be out on DVD and Blu-Ray.  Not only will it be sold in a set by itself, but a better, much cheaper Blu-Ray of all 5 seasons is coming to penalize those of us that bought the sets along the way.

Hasbro Gets New Licenses - Trolls, Dreamworks

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's not every day that Hasbro gets a new license!  2015 is shaping up to be a very crowded year for the toy giant, with Star Wars 7, Avengers 2, and Jurassic Park IV as potential toy lines.  Today, they've added B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations to the mix.  Read the full release after the break.

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