If you missed it - and you probably did - HotWheelsCollectors.com will put the Hot Wheels Star Wars Darth Vader Vehicle up at 9:00 AM Pacific for $39.99, plus a few other items. This is similar to the one for $3.49 at Target, Toys R Us, and Walmart but has slightly different deco and swell packaging based on the lightsaber hilt from the movies along with electronic lights and sounds. Click here for the full story.
Today in Figure of the Day: Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios! He's hitting stores now, or you could've ordered one at our fine sponsors. He has 5 joints and is a lot taller than most figures in the line - unfortunately he's also too wide to fit in the new vehicles, save for the Inquisitor's TIE Fighter. Check him out - read on!
The Inquisitor is hitting shelves now and unlike most characters, that appears to be his name for the time being. The figure is pretty nifty and sports the lightsaber death disc as seen on the TV show. Did you get yours yet? You should get one. Read on!
Now that the figures are hitting shelves, Star Wars Rebels ups its game with the exciting "Out of Darkness." Being trapped on an alien world with dangerous local life forms is nothing new (see: "Rookies") but this episode shifts the focus from a group of trained military men to Hera and Sabine. Star Wars has historically given women little to do, especially in groups - seeing two of our heroes take on some sort of cat roach menace during a supply run where they really have a reason to be afraid of the dark made for a good showing.
Gorgeous space scenery and space babysitting await you. Read on for more!
Today in Q&A: 3 3/4-Inch Figures' Dubious Position in the World, the Boba Fett Variations, and 31-inch figures - why yes, there are more of them that you don't have! All this and Logo Anxiety await you in the finest column with questions, answers, and the same jerk who has been presenting it for fifteen years. Read on!
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The Sucklord (of Suckadelic and bootleg toy fame) is bringing his delightfully odd and ugly collectibles back for another go-round with 10 new figures on Kickstarter. Series 1 came out last year, series 1.5 is out in various colors now, and series 2 is the one you can support on Kickstarter from the very nice people at DKE Toys. (Hi Dov!) Click here to see Revenge of S.U.C.K.L.E.
The flesh set is $25 shipped, with other colors and bonuses at various pledge levels. At least three of these figures should interest readers of sites like this one, with other oddities like a Bionic Carrot and a Creature from the Black Lagoon-adjacent military man seem like solid desk accessories. A short video is after the break, and you should probably not watch it at the office. Well, maybe you should, I don't know how laid-back your workplace is.
Do you need the Rebels version of R2-D2? No. It's a brand-new sculpt and actually looks a lot like the movie version, but it's so gosh darned close that you wouldn't miss it if you missed it. Click here to read on and see more, including comparisons with the recent movie Mission Series version.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is your Christmas present in 2015 - the movie just wrapped principal photography today and will, supposedly, be in theaters in about a year and a month. The previously-christened Episode VII has a few updates at StarWars.com, which you can read at your leisure.
Also smile to yourself and enjoy that the abbreviation for this movie is "TFA," which just plain makes me happy.
Today in Figure of the Day: Star Wars Rebels Stormtrooper! It's a 5-jointed, exaggerated, 3 3/4-inch action figure with a gun. It's pretty neat - I saw this wave at Target over lunch today, so I can say they're making the rounds right now, which I didn't see prior to writing and posting all these reviews. That's what I get. Anyway, read on!
Here's another neat one - C-3PO from Star Wars Rebels is today's Figure of the Day! It hits most of the buttons for being a good toy (it can sit!), with a little more attention needed on the face paint. I still like it - will you? Read on!
Figure of the Day returns with R5-G19! The venerable build-a-droid R5 mold returns and while we've had many robots over the last few years, this is a new one from Return of the Jedi. The robot on the back of the package is a different design than the actual figure, so it's pretty exciting to see another possible figure in the future, maybe, who knows. Want to know more? Read on!
The pace of Star Wars Rebels continues to ramp up with "Breaking Ranks," an entertaining but still unfortunately small-scale tale of the Vader Youth. We get a couple of stock Imperial officers (plus a couple of returning faces), a group of kids, and a relatively familiar plot that (I hope) sets up an arc for the future.
You get a few seconds of the Inquisitor, a few new faces, and the first indication of a solid missed opportunity in the action figure line. Read on for more!
Welcome to Q&A! Let's talk Kickstarting your own action figure line - how close to the line can you go before people start getting angry? And let's also talk full-size helmets from Hasbro - are they a thing of the past? All this and Black Series 3 3/4-inch speculation plus yammering about a brand-new 48-inch $70 action figure at a store near you await you in this ornery post-Halloween-sugar-crash edition of the internet's only Q&A column!
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