Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,493: Lando Calrissian (Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 25, 2018

It's Lando Calrissian!  He's from a 2-pack in the Solo line that seems to be selling pretty well right now - but you can probably find it if you make a couple of stops on your next toy hunt.   Read on!

Q&A: The Star Wars License, Toys R Us, Jurassic Parked

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 24, 2018

This week in Q&A - Renewing the license at Hasbro! I think it's very much in their interests. Jurassic compatibility - does Mattel's dinosaur line play nice with Jedi Knights? Toys R Us - well, it's depressing, let's leave it at that.

It's time to send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,491: Power Droid (Wind-Up Fight Droids, Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 20, 2018

From Disney, the Power Droid (Wind-Up Fight Droids) is pretty big - it might be too big, but it's neat.  It walks and swings its arms with all the precision of the windmill.   It's $9.95 for both figures, so it's plenty cheap.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,491: Luke Skywalker (Hoth, The Last Jedi / Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 18, 2018

Despite the fact that nobody seems to be talking about them, the Solo line has been pretty fantastic.  The Luke Skywalker (Hoth, The Last Jedi / Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look)  has a great sculpt with deco that's good, but not perfect, compared to other releases.  (Gloves, rank badge.)  It also has the best ever Wampa.   Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Last Wave Syndrome, Glasses, and Solo Stuff

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 17, 2018

This week in Q&A - My glasses! Is it easy to make them decent in 3 3/4-inch sizing? Solo! What's next? And Last Wave Syndrome is a thing.

It's time to send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Ad: New Star Wars and Transformers Predaking Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 14, 2018

Ad: Get new Hasbro at Entertainment Earth! New today, these big-ticket items are just the thing for a fan of wealth and taste. Order yours now, and get free shipping in the USA on orders $79 or more!

 

Transformers Generations Power of the Primes Predaking Star Wars The Black Series Force FX Z6 Riot Control Baton

Also don't miss the Star Wars The Vintage Collection Rogue One Imperial Combat Assault Hovertank Vehicle - all will be in stock soon!

SDCC 2018: The Empire Strikes Back Mynock Hunt

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 13, 2018

3602 Sometimes we get exclusive figures, sometimes we get sneak peeks with exclusive gear.  The STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES HAN SOLO AND MYNOCK figures are a surprisingly fair $34.99 in a big fancy box that recalls the awesome Boba Fett from 2013.   Han has a breathing mask, Mynock, and some other goodies.  The box reads "Exogorth Escape," and if that seems baffling that's because you missed the Knights of the Old Republic comic books that gave a name and backstory to the big space slugs.  Mystery is dead, but the hunt lives on - more pictures and press info after the break. 

It's pretty dang cool.  At this time we do not know if this is the final exclusive or what else Hasbro  has planned - for the last two years, we've been treated to surprise exclusives on the day of the show.   You might not even know what you're missing when you're on the show floor.

SDCC 2018: The Force Awakens Exclusive

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 13, 2018

3596 We got a Rey in 2017 and an unmasked Kylo Ren in 2016, so in 2018 we get STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CENTERPIECE REY (STARKILLER BASE) & KYLO REN.   The Centerpiece Rey is available here for the first time, and Kylo Ren appears to be retooled from previous releases. 

The Rey is a Centerpiece, meaning lights are yes and articulation is no.  There's a misting system and a fancy light-up backdrop.  Kylo Ren has a uniquely expressive face, a torn shirt, and lots of articulation. Also snow deco.

The set is $109.99.  More images and the press info after the jump.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,490: Range Trooper (Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 13, 2018

It's small! The 3 3/4-inch Range Trooper (Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look)  has big boots, fake fluff, and a blaster.  I like it.   I'd like to see some more.  Read on!

Toys R Us Canada has Exclusive Stormtrooper, No Known US Release

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 11, 2018

3593 Toys R Us will survive in Canada, and they have this exclusive Stormtrooper.  It's a lot like our other troopers with a stand and some flame accessories, and it's CAN$49.99.    A standard figure is CAN$29.99, so it's $20 extra for two painted flame pieces, a new blaster, a couple of black paint splotches, and a grey display base.   We'll post more about when or if this becomes available elsewhere.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,489: Chewbacca (Vandor, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 11, 2018

It's Chewbacca!  This 6-inch scale figure from Solo: A Star Wars Story is exclusive to Target and probably in stock at a store near you.  That DPCI is 087-06-9531.  Read on!

Q&A: Solo Distribution, Star Wars Completeness in Collecting - Is It Possible?, Force Ghosts

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 10, 2018

This week in Q&A - Solo - international distribution is what it is. Hurting the line - or completeness. It's a thing. And Force Ghosts

And my mailbag is empty - please send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Star Wars Doctor Aphra Action Figure Set from Hasbro Debuts at SDCC!

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 6, 2018

3589 With three figures and a bit of sticker shock, this year's first (possibly only) 3 3/4-inch Star Wars Comic-Con exclusive in San Diego has been revealed!  Doctor Aphra is joined by 0-0-0 and BT-1 from Marvel's Doctor Aphra and Darth Vader comic books.  They're good fun, and those who read the stories have been requesting the Doctor and especially her droids for years.  

The set comes in a vintage-era-inspired "Special" box, wrapped in that foil styling we're seeing on more convention exclusives as of late.   Pictures and Hasbro's press copy after the jump.  (Spoiler - it's $49.99.)

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,488: K-2SO (Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 6, 2018

It's more or less just different enough to make you mad! The K-2SO (Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look)  has a sound chip and slightly  better antenna on the back - but it's functionally very similar.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,487: Captain Phasma (First Order Disguise, The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 4, 2018

Captain Phasma (First Order Disguise, The Last Jedi Line Look)  was meant for a main line release, but ended up almost not coming out - instead, you can find it as an Entertainment Earth exclusive.   She has a staff, a backpack, a cape, a blaster, and Finn too.   I love how both arms are pre-posed to hold either weapon, plus they painted her arms silver rather than molding them in a not-matching swirly color.  It's nice.  Read on!