Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,386: Artoo-Deetoo (R2-D2, Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hey, it's R2-D2! This is sold on a vintage-esque cardback with C-3PO at Disney theme parks.  You've seen the mold before, but the dirt staining is new.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,385: C1-10P "Chopper" (Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 10, 2017

A few months ago, Disney surprised us by releasing C1-10P "Chopper" - with tons of extra parts and articulation.  It's a The Vintage Collection figure in all but name and packaging!  The arm pops out. You can pop more arms in to his dome.  You can change out third legs... he has third legs.   It's great, get oneRead on!

Q&A: Force Friday, Star Wars Holiday Boba Fett, and Kickstarter

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 9, 2017

This week in Q&A - The Future of Force Friday! Or Boba Fett's cartoon regeneration - will we see a tooned up version again? Also Kickstarter toys, because we love them.

And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

35 More Kmart, 8 Sears Closures

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 7, 2017

Formerly two of the biggest juggernauts in America, it seems like we're having regular monthly updates on more store closures for both Kmart and Sears.  In a blog at Sears Holdings, 35 more Kmarts and 8 more Searses are set to begin liquidation this week - including the last remotely handy Kmart to GHHQ. You can read Transformation Update for more, or go right to the list of closures.

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Commander Gree Coming to SDCC

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 6, 2017

3348 Debuting at San Diego Comic-Con at Entertainment Earth's Booth #2343, the Toys R Us Exclusive 6-inch The Black Series Star Wars Commander Gree is looking fantastic - it's just one of several items on sale there, including stuff from Twin Peaks, Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers, and Justice League.   Check it out, and get yours at the show!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,384: Qui-Gon Jinn (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The 6-inch Qui-Gon Jinn is tall and surprisingly nicely sculpted.  It's missing the Jedi cloaks we all crave, but you do get a lightsaber and an alternate hand.  And an excuse to learn how to sew.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,383: Death Squad Commander (The Black Series / 40th Anniversary)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 3, 2017

Death Squad Commander.  It's on a 40th Anniversary cardback, and maybe you'll even see one.  The 6-inch action figure sports a blaster, a working holster, and a removable hat.  There's not a lot more you could ask for here, short of variant heads, and that's just make you angry.  Read on!

Q&A: 3 3/4-Inch Anxiety, 6-Inch Anxiety, and Star Wars Myths Never End

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 2, 2017

This week in Q&A - vintage vinyl-cape Yoda? Nope! The 3 3/4-inch scale - is it over, finished? Also 6-inch value figures - why can't anybody find those without a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it being dark, and your wearing sunglasses?

And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,382: Tusken Raider / Sand People (The Black Series / 40th Anniversary)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Available in both kinds of 6-inch figure packaging, the Tusken Raider / Sand People has a different name depending on which version you bought.  They're both pretty much identical - you get a rifle, a gaffi stick with three swappable sharp parts, and a pretty astonishingly good costume.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,381: CZ Series Communications Droid (White, Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 26, 2017

It's new! (Thanks, Shannon!)  The CZ Series Communications Droid (White, Droid Factory) is up for grabs at Disney parks, provided that you can find the pieces. It's similar to Hasbro's CZ-4 a few years ago, which is similar to CZ-3, which is what I'm saying this is for my display purposes.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Vintage Returns (info, not so much), Repack and Vary, Extribution Disive

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 25, 2017

This week in Q&A - Package variants! Should we expect more? Vintage announcements - what have you missed? (Not a lot.) And exclusives in short supply, second verse is same as the first.

And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Ron Howard to Assume Directorial Duties on the Untitled Han Solo Film

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 22, 2017

That was fast.   He of Willow and Happy Days is back, so says StarWars.com with Ron Howard to Assume Directorial Duties on the Untitled Han Solo Film.  The release date remains unchanged - May 25, 2018 - and part of that official announcement is as follows:

Lucasfilm is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been named director of the untitled Han Solo film.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,380: Jawa (The Black Series / 40th Anniversary)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hey, a Jawa!  I was surprised to find that this 6-inch scale figure has glow-in-the-dark green eyes, of all things, as an undocumented feature.  He has two blasters and pretty decent articulation that his robes can't really help you ues.  It's still a nice Jawa, though.  Read on!

Han Solo: An Untitled Star Wars Story's Directors Quit/Fired/Leave For Some Reason

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Han Solo directors are out?  Not much is known, other than this "A Message from Lucasfilm Regarding the Untitled Han Solo Film" post in which Lucasfilm says:

The untitled Han Solo film will move forward with a directorial change.

“Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,379: Lando Calrissian (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 19, 2017

Newish!  Lando Calrissian (The Black Series)  is awesome and you probably want one.  He has a cape, a microphone, and a blaster - plus a good likeness and fairly fantastic paint.