Q&A: Star Wars Troop Transports, Port Problems, and Expanding Universes

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 18, 2015

This week in Q&A: Let's talk Imperial Troop Transports. It's almost time! And One weird but totally true reason why you are seeing bare shelves at toy stores. And also Expanded Universe defrocking - why the long faces?

Don't forget to send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Target Leaving Canada, Eh

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 15, 2015

Just in 2013, Target made waves by announcing they were moving in to Canada and supplanting Zellers. And now? Not. News reports confirm the big red dot is leaving the Great White North effective pretty much nowish. Basically, the roll-out was supposedly too fast with prices that were higher than anticipated. Will this mean US Target exclusives will go back to English-only packaging? We shall see!

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Ad: New Hasbro Transformers, Star Wars at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Ad: Entertainment Earth added a ton of new Hasbro pre-orders! Lots of Marvel, Star Wars, Transformers, and more await you if you get them before they sell out. Get that 6-inch Han Solo with Tauntaun now!  Why wait? Pre-order yours today!

 

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Q&A: Star Wars Expanded Universe 6-Inch, Rebels, and New Stuff You Can't Get

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 11, 2015

Let's talk price increases in Q&A! They're happening, thanks to the rise of the middle class and probably also iambic pentameter. Expanded Universe figures in 6-inch scale - will you get that XL Starkiller you've always wanted? And how are the Rebels toys doing? Good question.

Don't forget to send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Build a Millennium Falcon Prop - in the United Kingdom

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, January 9, 2015

Over in another place where they speak English, a number of companies have put out little weekly magazine-with-figure or magazine-with-parts to build something really big.  DeAgostini is doing a 1:1 replica of an 808mm (32-inch) prop of the Millennium Falcon from The Empire Strikes Back in this format, with 100 "issues" of parts and pieces at £8.99-£10.99 per - so it gets pretty expensive.  Click here to read more.  No word on a US distribution plan yet.

 

If we hear more about distribution in other territories, we'll post that too.

Ad: New Price Drop on Star Wars Jedi Force Exclusive

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 8, 2015

Ad: Amazon's exclusive Playskool Heroes Star Wars Jedi Force Imperial Forces Pack has had another price drop, now clocking in at 15.47.

 

The six figure set is packed with figures you won't find anywhere else, so either get it now don't.  You'll get a TIE Pilot, Sandtrooper, Shadow Stormtrooper, Snowtrooper, Scout Trooper, and a regular Stormtrooper.

Ad: New Year, New Markdowns - 2,000 Sale Items at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Ad: Entertainment Earth has over 2,000 items on sale at crazy prices! Lots of Batman, Star Wars, Star Trek, and more await you if you get them before they sell out. They're cheap, so get yours before they're gone forever - these special sales all end next Tuesday!

 

Galactic Hunter Video Theater Presents: Star Wars Rebels - Path of the Jedi

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 5, 2015

The back half of Star Wars Rebels begins here with "Path of the Jedi," which treads very familiar ground. Like much of the series, various themes are brought back in a new form along with recreations of music and scenes you've seen in the movies and elsewhere. This week, we get the much-promoted return of Frank Oz as Yoda in a voiceover role during a Jedi temple sequence which does raise a number of in-Universe questions, like "So if there's only 10,000 Jedi, how come there are a bunch of very expensive, very ornate temples all over the galaxy?"

Now that we're back from break, let's see what's new in the Force. Read on for more!

Q&A: Star Wars Returns in 2015, And We Do Too

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 4, 2015

Welcome to 2015, Q&A readers! We're in the future. There are no hovering cars, but there will be The Force Awakens action figures - that's pretty good, right? Also, thinking of a good way to represent your collection can be tough, so let's all cheat.

Don't forget to send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Ad: New Year's Sale at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ad: Entertainment Earth has nearly 700 items on sale at crazy prices! Tons of new items are on sale today.   Lots of Batman, Star Wars, Star Trek, and more await you if you get them before they sell out. They're too cheap, so get yours now!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,117: Clone Trooper Sergeant (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Get some green! The new 6-inch Clone Trooper Sergeant!  Figure of the Day is here to show you Hasbro's second-ever articulated figure with the brownish/olive rank markings. Previous figures were mostly 3 3/4-inch, and mostly a brighter green.

You get a rifle, a blaster pistol, and a ton of paint on the previously all-white Clone Trooper mold. Basically, short of battle damage, this figure gives you everything you could hope for. Well, maybe you could hope for an alternate unhelmeted head but I think it's pretty great as it is.

Anyway, read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,116: TIE Pilot (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 30, 2014

It's a tie! Or more specifically, it's a 6-inch TIE Pilot!  Figure of the Day is here to show you the upsized take on everybody's favorite flying menace, which is unsurprisingly pretty good!

You get a holster, a blaster, and a pretty great sculpt here for twenty bucks. The paint job is good, there are rocker ankles, and unlike most of the past decade's worth of 3 3/4-inch TIE Fighter pilots, this one is an all-new sculpt for a change. If that doesn't put a smile on your face, what will?

Anyway, read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,115: Yoda (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 29, 2014

Hey hey, it's Yoda!  Figure of the Day is briefly back, and we're going to look at the newer 6-inch figures in blue boxes.  You're welcome!

Yoda isn't 6-inches, but he does have a snake, a cane, and a lightsaber plus a cloth robe that is nicely tattered.  This may be Hasbro's best take on the snake that came with the original Kenner figure, and as Yoda figures go it's quite nice.  As Black Series figures go, though, it's pretty insubstantial and the reason for giving him double-jointed elbows is beyond me.

Anyway, read on!

Ad: Year End Clearance Sale at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Q&A: Star Wars in Canada, Vintage Redux, and More Fun in 2015

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 21, 2014



We're experiencing a few technical difficulties still in Q&A! Also I deserve a break, but before I go let's talk new vintage figures - now that we're one year into their revival, what does the retro trend look like? Also Canada - because we have space to fill.

As always, send in your questions for next time. Read on!