Q&A: Media Socialists, Star Wars Droid Parts, Price Increases, and Storage

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 8, 2015

It is once again time for Q&A! Let's talk PR - are the media socialists answering everything we want to know? And price increases - yes, they happened and yeah, you can probably expect another one in 1-2 years. Also Droid Factory parts - there are a bunch out there, don't you know!

 

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

Amazon has Black Series Star Wars 6-Inch Emperor, Luke and Han Stormtrooper, Clone Captain Figures for Pre-Order

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 6, 2015

Still looking to pre-order Black Series action figures? Amazon added Han Solo Stormtrooper, Luke Skywalker Stormtrooper, Emperor Palpatine, and the Clone Trooper Captain. Each is $22.99 and due in late May. Click here to get yours, or read on.

Six Second Toy Talk: Star Wars Rebels Imperial Troop Transport Vehicle

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 4, 2015

It's shipping! I got the Imperial Troop Transport from Star Wars Rebels when I ordered it at Entertainment Earth (available here now in a case with 2 per box). It's neat! It has articulated front cannons, 2 firing rockets, storage for 9 figures, and places to keep bunches of weapons. It does not have funny hats, wheels, a record player, or a large trunk for storage. Watch Six Second Toy Talk after the break to see it in action. It won't take long.

Beni Producing Star Wars Pull-Back Astromech Droid Toys in Japan

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Game importer and useful news source NCS has confirmed that an assortment of Beni Star Wars Pullback Droids are coming.  The set of 6 2.16-inch droids will set you back around $24, and includes R2-D2, R2-Q5, R2-B1, R2-X2, R2-M5, and R2-A6.

USA Today Reveals Star Wars Rebels Darth Vader and [Redacted]

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Be warned, if you haven't seen last night's episode of Star Wars Rebels then this story on USA Today may ruin it for you.  Darth Vader is well known, so I can post this headline: Darth Vader's back in 'Star Wars Rebels'.  You knew that.  And now we know Hasbro is doing a figure for it, which is fantastic news - but there's another figure coming with him, and that's what you may not yet want to know.

Galactic Hunter Video Theater Presents: Star Wars Rebels - Fire Across the Galaxy

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, March 2, 2015

Tonight's season finale of Star Wars Rebels doesn't answer many of the hanging questions, but we do get a big peek behind the curtain in "Fire Across the Galaxy." We see a potential death, an unmasking, and wrap up Kanan's imprisonment with what is probably the best space battle we've seen on the TV editions of the franchise so far. In short, good times all around - and the amount of giddy fan stuff at the end is going to make you scream out for joy. (As long as Hasbro follows the cues of the episode, of course.)

 

Read on for more! I just finished watching this moments ago, so it's not too in-depth. And spoilers follow.

Q&A: New Star Wars Figures, Rereleases, Big Stuff, and Greener Grasses

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 1, 2015

Welcome to Q&A! We're cleaning out the mailbag with questions about Digital release figures (with no confirmation of said digital release), new Bespin Han, and seeing if the grass is greener plus some other stuff. It's good.

 

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

Revealed: Darth Vader Star Wars Hikari Vinyl Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 27, 2015

Funko revealed (and Entertainment Earth put up a pre-order for) Star Wars Darth Vader Lightning Premium Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure this morning. This figure is very similar to a Batman in the line in terms of deco, and is the first Darth Vader in this line.  It is expected this April and pre-orders are open for $79.99.

Ad: Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Wave 9 Cases, Singles at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ad: Order New Hasbro Star Wars Black Series, Saga Legends, and More at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 23, 2015

Ad: Entertainment Earth added a ton of new Hasbro Star Wars pre-orders! Lots of new figures, cases, and sets are up for grabs today. Why wait? Get a Star Wars Black Series Captain Rex 3 3/4-Inch Figure, a Star Wars Black Series Commander Doom 3 3/4-Inch Figure, and so much more - like these amazing figures.

 

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Galactic Hunter Video Theater Presents: Star Wars Rebels - Rebel Resolve

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 23, 2015

Tonight's episode of Star Wars Rebels continues the second real multi-episode arc of the season. "Rebel Resolve" builds a little tension without spending too much time on the specifics of Kanan's imprisonment and also makes us think that Ezra likes him more than Hera does..

 

Surprisingly, nobody has been rescued and there's an honest-to-goodness cliffhanger to make things interesting next time. Read on for more!

Q&A: Star Wars Vehicles, Rebels, Titanium Figures, and Oh So Much More

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 22, 2015

After a small error last week, we're back with Jumbo Sized Q&A! (Formerly known as "regular size Q&A.") Toy Fair didn't reveal all that much to the public, but at least we can talk about increasing costs and shortcuts to keep figures cheap. And Titanium figures - did you miss any? Maybe, but a lot never made it out. And Rebels - how much longer can it last? All this and more in the column I meant to post last week and wrote in January (plus 2 bonus questions), after the break.

 

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

USA Today: Deal reached in West Coast dockworkers dispute

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 22, 2015

For months, a lot of cargo simply hasn't been getting to retail thanks to a dispute in numerous ports.  According to the USA Today, there may be a resolution!  A lot of cargo has been sitting in the ocean or at a dock for weeks if not months, but here's the quote that really matters:

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Q&A: Programming Note

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 15, 2015

Due to an oversight on my part, the column is on another computer in another city.   As such the weekly Q&A will not appear tonight as scheduled, please check back later this week.

TF15: LEGO Image Bank

By Mike — Sunday, February 15, 2015

Photos from the Toy Fair 2015 LEGO Collector Preview event is now uploaded for your viewing pleasure. The folks at LEGO didn't preview anything from Episode 7, but there's lots to see including an Imperial Shuttle Tyderium, Emperor's Throne Room, Wookiee Gunship from Star Wars Rebels, and much more.