Avanaut's Star Wars Scale Model Project

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 21, 2014

On Flickr, Avanaut's Star Wars Scale Model Project shows off the photography (and modeling) skills of one Vesa Lehtimäki.  This talented artisan has incredible outdoor photos with skillfully built and lit MPC models from the 1980s.

Q&A: Black Series, Old Video Game Figures, Star Wars Droid Displays, and Oysters

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 19, 2014

Let's talk about reissues - not the ones you're getting, but the ones you want. Let's also talk droid display options - becuse we need more. And Star Wars: Rebels figures, about which we know pretty much nothing. We've got more, and we'll have more next week - send in your questions, and read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,080: Merumeru (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, January 17, 2014

It's hiatus time again! But first - meet Merumeru, a Wookiee warrior that is a stunningly great improvement over previous Wookiee warriors.  At first glance I thought it was a tweaked version of a previous figure, but I was wrong!  It's really good.  Go get one. Read on

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,079: Clone Commander Neyo (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 16, 2014

FOTD is going on break after this week, but we've still got Clone Commander Neyo and one more figure to go!  He's not perfect, but it's a superior update for the character and as an added bonus, he included some TV Clone Wars detailing on his face.  Even more surprising, Hasbro retooled the back of his armor to look distinctive and different from the other Clones.  Read on!

New Saga Legends Images: Snowtrooper, Darth Maul

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Andrew's Toys has posted images for Saga Legends Darth Maul and Snowtrooper figures on Facebook.  These will join previously announced Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and another Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi figure, previously announced by Hasbro.  No date is known for these two, but since we have packaged shots I'd bank on "soon."  Click here to see them.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,078: Vizam (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 15, 2014

It's new! There was a previous version a few years back, but Vizam the Nikto brings us another update from the 6-joint era!  It's nice, it has a helmet, and it has another cool clamp-on cannon for the Sail Barge Hasbro will never make.  Aren't you lucky?  Read on

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,077: Darth Plagueis (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sith happens! Aside from a brief mention in Revenge of the Sith, the design, character, and general sense of Darth Plagueis can be described as being very very dark in his costuming and quite well constructed.  Is he important?  Well, that's up to you.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,076: Mace Windu (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 13, 2014

A re-retool, the new The Black Series Mace Windu takes the 30th Anniversary/Vintage Collection figure body, give him new arms and a new head, and presto - improved figure!  The wrist movement is about perfect, and I dig the new elements a lot.  Read on!

Q&A: Vehicles, Prototypes, Black Series, Leaks, and Star Wars Still Loves You

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 12, 2014

So, you want to know more about 6-inch figures! Good for you - let's do that. Also let's talk vehicles, prequel prototypes as a way to predict Episode VII leaks, and much more in this week's Q&A! I've got a few in my mailbag for next week, but don't let that stop you from sending in your questions, too!

Disney to Upgrade, Downgrade Star Wars Expanded Universe

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 12, 2014

For those who follow such things, the great Leland Chee has given us insight regarding Lucasfilm's Expanded Universe archive's levels of official-ness over the years.  But now The Hollywood Reporter is telling us that Disney is going to change it up a bit, making one official level of canon and another that, for all intents and purposes, you can ignore.  Or enjoy.  It's up to you.  Click here to read it.  It doesn't tell us everything.

Clone Wars Season 6 Final Arc Getting Comic Adaptation

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 8, 2014

That's Maul, Folks!  According to Newsarama, the arc focusing on Darth Maul's final showdown with Darth Sidious may be seeing release on paper before the animation - assuming it gets/got finished - shows up.  Numerous unaired episodes of The Clone Wars are supposedly awaiting some sort of release, but while we wait Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir will give us another look at Mother Talzin, Maul, and whatever the heck is next on deck for that insanely fun storyline that started in seasons 4 and 5.

Dark Horse Comments a Bit on Star Wars Transition

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Comics Alliance posted Dark Horse Answers A Few Burning Questions About ‘Star Wars’ Moving To Marvel.   In it, you'll find a new definition of pain and suffering find out just how stories will be transferred along with the license and what - if anything - might wrap up in the coming year.  Do check it out!

Q&A: Let's Start 2014 with 2013 Figures, Black Series, and New Stormtrooper Sculpts

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 5, 2014

Welcome to 2014, Q&A fans! Let's talk about some of 2013's hardest-to-get action figures. And Stormtrooper sculpts. And The Black Series some more. Because why not? It'll be fun. Did you miss me, because I missed you! (Also, FOTD is on hiatus this week - we'll be back next week, though.) Let's get started - read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,075: Chewbacca (Mission Series 2013)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, January 3, 2014

Let's finish up the latest wave of Mission Series with the new Chewbacca, which is a mixed bag.  This is a good toy with a couple of fixable problems, should Hasbro decide to correct the fur color or add a single dab of glue to the bowcaster.   Read on

3D Systems Acquires Gentle Giant Studios

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, January 3, 2014

In a slightly more surprising move, 3D Systems Acquires Gentle Giant Studios.   The press release doesn't really say how (or if) this will alter the proceedings of our favorite collectible statues and busts, but the company 3D Systems is apparently quite interested to enter that realm of the world. More as we have it - although probably not at Toy Fair as Gentle Giant hasn't exhibited there recently.