Q&A: Star Wars Retro, Mini-Rigs, and More Retro

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 8, 2020

This week in Q&A - Mini-Rigs! I'd love some more. And Vintage-style figures from Disney-era stories are a thing now. We really like The Retro Collection here and hope it has a bright future.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. The mailbag is out of on-topic questions, so if you got some, send some in. Read on!

HasLab Razor Crest: Fully Funded, All Stretch Goals, 1 Day Left to Order

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 8, 2020

3873 Hasbro's Star Wars The Vintage Collection Razor Crest smashed its goal in a day, and has sold 19,997 at press time.  The $349.99 vehicle is currently set to include three 3 3/4-inch scale action figures, four Carbonite blocks, removable panels, escape pods, blasters, and a toilet.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,749: Clone Trooper (Kamino, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 5, 2020

A new mold! You didn't ask for it, but instead of just a straight repaint the Clone Trooper (Kamino, The Black Series 6-Inch) is entirely new - and in some cases  better, and in some cases not.  The limbs no longer have visible pins, which is good - but the elbow and knee armor is a little strange now that it's a separate rubbery piece. The helmet is an actual helmet with a slug head underneath too, leading to some misshapen helmets.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,748: The Mandalorian (Beskar Armor, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Complete with signet and jet pack, The Mandalorian (Beskar Armor, The Black Series 6-Inch) matches his look at the end of season one and, so far, the beginning of season two.   It's a retool of the first figure from 2019, but there's enough different that you're going to want one.   Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Consumer Media, RPG Toys, and Price Increases

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 1, 2020

This week in Q&A - Blu-Rays! Print is dead, but what about physical media? Price increases are real... but really inconsistent. RPG figures are far and few between, but we got some. Should we have expected more?

Also No Mando Spoilers for season 2 are in this week's installment. Next week? Who knows. So go watch it.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. The mailbag is out of on-topic questions, so if you got some, send some in. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,747: Darth Vader (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 30, 2020

Sold in both 40th anniversary packaging and the new standard The Black Series boxes, Darth Vader (The Black Series 6-Inch) is partially new parts and partially old parts from a few years ago.  No respect, I swear.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,746: Heavy Battle Droid (Gaming Greats, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 29, 2020

If you like repaints with extra guns, this Heavy Battle Droid (Gaming Greats, The Black Series 6-Inch) is perfect.  Complete with Imperial and First Order tech, this uniquely painted Trade Federation trooper is just a little bit more interesting than your average droid. And as a GameStop exclusive, it's sold out unless they somehow find more in a bin somewhere. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,745: BB-Series Droid (BB-8-style droid, black and silver body, black and silver head)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A mishmash of droid parts, the BB-Series Droid (BB-8-style droid, black and silver body, black and silver head) adds the black repaint you know you want in your stash. Presumably.  Black repaints of robots are a proud tradition and a sub-collection you'll find in many other toy lines, but are generally found overseas.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,744: BB-Series Droid (BB-9-style droid, red and silver body, white and red head)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Now disappearing from Target is this exclusive BB-Series Droid (BB-9-style droid, red and silver body, white and red head) as part of a two-pack. It's cool! It's small. But it's not delicious - it may look like fruit, but it's a robot.  Don't make the same mistake as some guy I just made up. Read on!

Amazon's Star Wars Black Series Speeder Bike Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 26, 2020

3872 Amazon posted its  Star Wars The Black Series Speeder Bike Scout Trooper and The Child Toys 6-Inch-Scale The Mandalorian Collectible Figure and Vehicle Set (Amazon Exclusive) today for $49.99, and this is an ad link where we might get a few pennies if you click it and order. (So please do.)

The set appears to be the 2014 Speeder Bike set with a new stand, new deco on everything, and a new satchel with a baby in it.  I

Disney Adds BB-H20 Droid for Pre-Order

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 26, 2020

3871 Because your wallet deserves no mercy, Disney Parks (and ShopDisney.com) added Star Wars Droid Factory Figure – BB-H20 today. It's $12.99 plus tax and shipping - which puts it at a bit under $20. Typically when I've had to go for these on eBay, that's pretty close to the best price I've been able to find.  The cardback illustration seems to place it on Crait from The Last Jedi, while the deco on the droid is certainly nondescript Christmas grab bag coloring.

Pre-Order The Mandalorian with The Child 3 3/4-Inch Figure at Walmart.com Now

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 26, 2020

3870 Revealed today: Star Wars The Vintage Collection Din Djarin (The Mandalorian) and The Child Toys, 3.75-inch-Scale Figures, Only at Walmart.  Pre-orders are live as of my writing this, and you can order one if you like - however Walmart has not delivered the items from the summer launches, so it's possible this also might get delayed a bit. Click here to order yours.

Q&A: Star Wars Big Playsets, Stretch Goals, and Repainted Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 25, 2020

This week in Q&A - HasLab Death Star! Not a thing, but it'd be nice. Stretch goals! I like what we got so far. And repaints - well, so far, they sell!

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. The mailbag is out of on-topic questions, so if you got some, send some in. Read on!

Target's Galaxy's Edge Commander Pyre, R5-P8 Available for In-Store Pick-Up

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, October 24, 2020

3869 If you missed pre-orders a few days ago (or wanted to save on shipping) today is your lucky day!  Target.com added in-store pick-up Star Wars: The Black Series Commander Pyre and R5-P8 action figures from its Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge collection.  Click here for availability, they're currently $24.99 a piece.

Star Wars from Diamond Select Toys Again - New 7-Inch Boba Fett, Darth Maul

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 23, 2020

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Coming to Disney Stores and the online Disney Shop and who knows where else, new Diamond Select Star Wars Action Figures.  Boba Fett and Darth Maul kick off the line for $24.99 each, giving you a chance to get in on yet another new scale before it takes off.   If you weren't here for The Black Series, maybe give this one a whirl. Click here to pre-order.