Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,257: Han Solo (The Force Awakens Value 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Continuing the value range of 6-inch Hasbro figures at Family Dollar, let's look at Han Solo.   His blaster is molded to his hand, and the texture on his pants is pretty intense.   The head deco is similar to the vintage Kenner figures of old, and he looks a lot like Hasbro's other recent offerings of Harrison Ford from the original movie.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,256: Kanan Jarrus (The Force Awakens Value 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 8, 2016

And here we go again!  This Kanan Jarrus is a 6-inch action figure with 4 points of articulation that you can't really easily find online.   I'm only finding them at Family Dollar stores - it's a "value" item.   Should you get one?  Is a $6.75 6-inch figure worth your while?  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Metal Vehicles, Hasbro's Direction, and Old Classic Prototypes

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 6, 2016

This week in Q&A - let's talk about Titanium and Hot Wheels vehicles - did you miss some? Probably! Changes - I don't plan on making many, but you asked. And old prototypes - there's really only one way to handle selling those things, and I think you know what it is.

And maybe some other stuff throughout the week if I stop being sick.

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Q&A: Exclusivo, Playsets, Star Wars Toy Fair Funtimes

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 28, 2016

My eyeballs feel like they're melting, so that means I'm getting sick or allergies or perhaps it's just time for Q&A! Let's talk about exclusives a bit, with Classic Characters and not many new releases. Hey, that's life. And why not fill some space with vehicles and playsets? Sure, let's do!

 

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Hasbro Delivers New Star Wars 6-Inch Scale Figures to Family Dollar

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 27, 2016

If you're a living, breathing fan of Star Wars it's a safe bet that you're always looking for something new.  Well, I've found it.   We saw images of a Finn last year, which I have yet to see here in the USA, but I have seen new 6-inch action figures of Kanan Jarrus, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader at Family Dollar.   Presumably these are showing up elsewhere, too. 

Q&A: Post-Post Toy Fair, Vehicles, Classic Characters, and Boredom

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 21, 2016

This week in Q&A - Let's talk about Toy Fair a bit, with Classic Characters and not many new releases. Hey, that's life. And why not fill some space with vehicles and playsets? Sure, let's do!

 

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Q&A: Star Wars Pre- and Post-Toy Fair Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 14, 2016

This week in Q&A - let's talk big vehicles again. Are they dead? No. Are more coming? Not yet. Playsets - yeah. No. And stuck joints, that I can help you with.

 

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Toy Fair Live Tweet - Follow @Adam16bit on Twitter

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 13, 2016

I am live-tweeting Toy Fair right now!  Follow @Adam16bit on Twitter.

Update: Star Wars live now. It's over!

Q&A: Post-Game Pre-Toy Fair Droid Vintage Black Series Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 7, 2016

This week in Q&A - vintage reproduction weapons - how widespread are they? Tough to say... but they usually do feel different. And more 6-inch figures from the original movie - what's the prognosis? Droids - let's talk more about droids. You should get excited about droids, because droids are the droidiest things you can droid.

 

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Hasbro Gets the Urge to Merge - With Mattel?

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 4, 2016

The headline says it all, and this story at Bloomberg says even more.  This is at least the second attempted takeover/merger between the two toy giants, and there's no word on if it is or isn't happening - but it's certainly interesting timing with Toy Fair next week.  Read this one.

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Star Wars Rogue One at Toy Fair: Nope

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hasbro's new PR team wrote in today to share a tidbit about Toy Fair - and we spoiled it in the headline.  They say:

"We wanted to let you know that there will be no toys based on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story shown at Toy Fair this year. While there will be a small selection of new Star Wars toys revealed at Toy Fair and in the days leading up to it, none of them will be directly based on the new characters from the upcoming film."

Q&A: Star Wars Clearance Crush, Expanded Universe Returns, and Delays Aplenty

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 31, 2016

This week in Q&A - Let's talk the Episode 8 Delay - is it a problem? Not for me! And the doom of Toys R Us and the impending toy clearance crunch - I may not share your opinions. But I do think the old Expanded Universe still very much has a home in the redacted galaxy we inhabit today... it just might not be identical.

 

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Ad: Star Wars Tasu Leech, Admiral Ackbar, and Fifth Brother from The Force Awakens Action Figure Line

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Star Wars TFA Jungle and Space Action Figures Wave 5 SetAd: Order Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3 3/4-Inch Jungle and Space Action Figures Wave 5 from Entertainment Earth! Cases and sets are now available. New figures include Admiral Ackbar and Tasu Leech from The Force Awakens, and they're joined by the first 3 3/4-inch Fifth Brother action figure from Star Wars Rebels.

Q&A: Old Star Wars Cuts, Big Star Wars Ships, and Figures You Can't Find Again

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 24, 2016

This week in Q&A - the original original trilogy. Will it come to Blu-Ray? And the BIG TIE Fighter - will it inspire more huge toys? Well... did you buy one at full price?

 

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The USA Today Reveals New Star Wars Rebels Leia Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 20, 2016

America's newspaper The USA Today posted this preview of the new 2016 Princess Leia Figure as based on Star Wars Rebels which, as should come as no surprise, is based on early concept art from the original movie.  It is due this Fall, and I can't wait to buy one!  Meanwhile, series stars Sabine and Hera remain elusive.

Also, there is no Lando Calrissian toy based on his appearances (voiced by Billy Dee Williams) on Star Wars Rebels.