Disney+ Streaming Series #2: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: A Star Wars Story

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 8, 2018

We now have a name for Disney's streaming platform - Disney+ - and a premise for the second live-actions treaming show.  According to StarWars.com, Cassian Andor Live-Action Series Announced.  The good news is we might get some more Diego Luna figures - and maybe someone will want the ones they passed on last time.  And maybe we'll get fancy, improved face paint.  But also we're going to get a new series, the scope of which is not entirely known yet.   If it means more Captain Andor and some Imperials, it'll probably be tons of fun.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,532: Stormtrooper (Mimban, a.k.a. Mudtrooper, Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 8, 2018

It's basically Han Solo with the mask glued on.  This Stormtrooper (Mimban) is in that 6 figure boxed set at Target, and it's a good collection for fans of the side stories and the Empire.   Even though you skipped the movie, I suspect you'll like the various troopers at the price.  (And it's on sale this week.)   Is it worth it?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,531: Imperial Assault Tank Driver (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The must-buy trooper of the season is the Imperial Assault Tank Driver (The Vintage Collection)!  It fits in the tank, and you love the tank.  It shares parts with the recent Scarif Stormtrooper too.  Read on!

Ad: Black Series 6-Inch Hoth Leia and Han Exclusive 2-Pack at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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Q&A: Star Wars Exclusives, Barge Buddies, and Lost Causes

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 4, 2018

This week in Q&A - Exclusives a no-go - what were we missing? The Barge Bunch - more are coming. The Great Lost Cause. You know the one. Rhymes with "Trix."

Be sure you send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,530: Darth Vader (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 1, 2018

From Wave 3 of Force Link 2.0, this Darth Vader (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)  is a new mold. I was surprised too - they incorporated some details, like the silver cheek, that we don't normally get at this size of original Darth Vader toys.  Read on!

Lucca Comics and Games - New Star Wars Black Series Reveal

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 31, 2018

3690 Also revealed today, Mace Windu!  This 6-inch The Black Series figure has that hyper-real likeness on the face so you know you're getting Samuel L. Jackson at his L. Jacksoniest.   

Particularly notable is an uncommon accessory at this size - a Jedi cloak!  We don't get a lot of these, but there have been a few fan-made ones over the last few years.  I haven't tried any myself, but I'm hopeful these will turn out better than some of the oddball 3 3/4-inch scale ones since 2006.  Even if it's not great, the rest of the figure looks phenomenal.  I'm excited.  I'm looking forward to 2019!

Lucca Comics and Games - New Star Wars Vintage Reveal

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 31, 2018

3688 Apparently Hasbro is on some European tour!  Today we got word of another The Vintage Collection figure - Poe Dameron!  ...yeah, you got one of these.  But you can get another one now!  This is the figure last sold as a Walmart exclusive (some of which ended up elsewhere far after the fact.)  Check it out.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,529: R3-B0017 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 30, 2018

This is a favorite.  The R3-B0017 (Droid Factory Line Look) was from last year and, sadly, long gone - it tackles three favorite subjects of mine. One, it's a droid.  Two, it glows in the dark. Three, it shoehorns something goofy in as an "off-camera" figure in the existing storyline - in this case, Dathomir during The Clone Wars.  If you get a crack at this and are a fiend for glow-in-the-dark toys, you should get one.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Switcheroo, Deco, and Lost Toys

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 28, 2018

This week in Q&A - Repack thieves! Yes, it's stealing. Dirty deco done dirt cheap. Mimban Troopers are looking nice and muddy. Lost figures - Hasbro had a few concepts that never made it out, in some cases, probably to our benefit.

Be sure you send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Paris Comic Con Reveal - The Black Series Padme Amidala

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 26, 2018

3686 It only took five years for The Black Series to get its very first Padme Amidala!  This version is from Attack of the Clones, and is expected to drop in stores in 2019.   No other details - or any other upcoming AOTC costumed figures - are available at this time.

Paris Comic Con Reveal - The Vintage Collection Chewbacca MKII

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 26, 2018

3685 Hasbro mentioned it would be bringing back old molds - and this is an old mold! 2004's TVC Chewbacca is back with a new head as 2019's The Vintage Collection Chewbacca.  It looks cool - you may have 20 of them, but with a new head and new packaging it may warrant another look.

Onell Design Announces Mystery "Greeden" Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 25, 2018

3684 I'm a big fan of Onell Design's works. Their indie action figures range from wholly original creations to sly tributes to figures from the past 50 years, and tonight they announced Greeden - a mystery figure.  Previous efforts and comments would indicate it's likely their mascot alien Pheyden, but in Kenner 1979 Greedo colors.  I ordered one, and we'll review it here when it shows up.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,528: Princess Leia Organa (Bespin Escape, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 25, 2018

You'll probably find this Princess Leia Organa (Bespin Escape, The Black Series 6-Inch) at a Target near you.    This recent release is an exclusive with one of the best paint jobs we've ever seen on a Hasbro human head, thanks to their new realistic paint deco techniques.   Is she worth tracking down?  Yes.  But read on anyway!

Star Wars Archive Collection - 6-Inch Black Series Biker Scout Redeco/Reissue Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 24, 2018

3682 The Scout Trooper, better known to olds as the Biker Scout, was released with a Speeder Bike a few years ago as part of an ill-fated, but awesome, $40 figure-with-vehicle/creature packs.  These Archive Collection releases will be the first time you can buy this figure sans vehicle, but you may have one already.  You can add to your squad this way without buying more bikes if you're so inclined.  It's worth noting this figure has not been sold in a traditional box yet, so who knows if or when this will ever happen.