Ad: New Vintage-Style Alien Figures at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ad: The new guys are up for order!  Click here to order Funko Alien ReAction Series 2 Figures at Entertainment Earth.

New figures include Metallic Alien, Spacesuit Ripley , Kane with Chestburster, and Kane with Facehugger. These figures are due in November.  These are all in the style of the awesome first batch of figures, which were based on actual 1979 Kenner concepts for unproduced figures in the style of the original Kenner Star Wars toys.  See pictures after the break!

LEGO Tops Mattel, Now #1 Toymaker

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 11, 2014

In a release on their own site, Global LEGO sales up 15 percent in first half of 2014.  What this means is that their upward momentum - having passed Hasbro a little while back - was furthered by the hit LEGO Movie just enough to snag the top spot.

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BBTS News:Star Wars, Play Arts Kai, Transformers, Marvel, DC, Revoltech & More!

By Mike — Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Here are the latest new arrivals and pre-orders from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore, including the latest The Black Series 2014 Wave 3 with Episode V Hoth Luke, Darth Malgus, Starkiller, and Episode III Darth Vader. Browse and shop the listing after the jump!

 

Ad: Star Wars The Black Series Wave 6 Pre-Orders Live Now

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Ad: The new guys are up for order!  Click here to order Star Wars The Black Series Wave 6 3 3/4-inch action figure sets or cases at Entertainment Earth The case features free shipping in the USA!

Characters include Starkiller, Darth Malgus, R5-G19, Hoth Luke Wampa Attack, Episode III Darth Vader, and Yoda Jedi Training.

Six Second Toy Talk: Star Wars The Black Series Walgreens Concept Armor Boba Fett Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 8, 2014

The white-hot ticket this week is Walgreens' Boba Fett (Concept Armor) 6-inch action figure.  When you find it, it'll be $19.99 and near sick, sneezing, and otherwise happy people. The figure is a redecorated 2013 Boba Fett, which you may recall was an excellent toy for the price.  This white Boba Fett has unique armor that is colored differently than his 3 3/4-inch counterpart, which you will see in a video after the jump.

Q&A: Phantom Cockpit, Star Wars Big Figures, and Walgreens Complaining Galore

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 7, 2014

It's Monday, so let's look at Q&A! How is Walmart doing with their toy section? Well... it keeps getting smaller. Let's also talk about vehicles, bigger figures, and of course things we can't find because Hasbro didn't actually make them.

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

Walgreens Star Wars 6-Inch Prototype Armor Boba Fett In Stores Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Walgreens Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) 6-inch action figure is out now - most stores are getting partial cases and you won't see a variety at all locations.  In the past 72 hours I hit up about 16 locations and generally saw no more than 1-3 Star Wars figures of any kind at each location - for example, one store had 3 Boba Fetts in Glendale, AZ and nothing else.  Another had 2 Darth Vaders and nothing else.  And another had a single Sandtrooper, and that was it.  Only 3 of the stores had any 6-inch Star Wars figures yet, but this is a new-to-them line.

Lost Star Wars Droid Factory Carded Samples on eBay

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 5, 2014

While we prefer not to link to eBay auctions, the one for Star Wars Carded Unproduced Wave 1 2013 Droid Factory set of 12 unreleased was too good to pass up.  It's one of two known sets to exist - I've seen a couple of these up-close and know of only one privately held set - so if you want it, now is the time to cough up some dough. These are not the same exact ones on Amazon, although those figures are present - as are some of the first The Black Series wave 1 figures in their original packaging.

Q&A: Star Wars Rebels Street Dates, Old Kenner Figure Runs, Titanium and Command and You

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 31, 2014

It's Labor Day, but I don't get to stop Q&A because it means I'll die. Let's talk vintage Star Wars from the good old days - do you have any idea just how dang many of these things actually were made? A lot. And street dates, and how they will likely not impact your Rebels hunting. Hot Wheels? Don't mind if I do - all this and more await you this week! It's neat neat neat. I need lunch. Read on!

Also if you enjoyed Titanium Series 3-inch vehicles, you'll want to scroll down to the end.

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

3 Jumbo Kenner Figures for $100 - Gentle Giant Labor Day Special

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Droid 3-Pack AFX Exclusive Kenner Jumbo Figures - Death Star Droid, R5-D4, and Power Droid - were boxed together with a swell background about a year ago.  Gentle Giant still has a few around and now it's a mere $100 for the set - basically three for the price of one.   While issues like "space" and "not having several thousand dollars" may keep people like you and me from collecting them all, $33.33 a pop is a swell deal.  Click through to see if they have any left.

Six Second Toy Talk: The Black Series Ree-Yees Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 29, 2014

With three eyes, Ree-Yees has been one of the more recognizable aliens form the Star Wars saga since his 1983 action figure debut. Kenner refreshed him in 1998 and this 2014 edition is the first new one in over a decade. He's a big upgrade on almost every possible metric, minus a new ball joint in the waist popping apart easily which means he pretty much can't sit. However, he does have sculpted trigger fingers which was nothing short of amazing. Go ahead and get one. Also note cameos by Boba Fett and the previous Kenner Ree-Yees figures in Six Second Toy Talk, after the break.

Six Second Toy Talk: The Black Series Darth Vader Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tired of video previews of action figures that take a whole minute - or worse, several minutes?  In the amount of time it would take you to think "yes" to yourself, you could already be watching this Six Second Toy Talk: The Black Series Darth Vader Action Figure video - and almost done with it.  Check it out, after the jump.

Ad: Entertainment Earth Summer Clearance - Up to 90% Off 2,700 Items

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ad: It's time for the Entertainment Earth Summer Clearance - Up to 90% Off 2,700 Items!  Click here for everything.

Click here for the Star Wars items.  And don't forget to take advantage of free shipping on in-stock orders of $79 or more!*

A lot of items already sold out, but you can scare up ridiculous deals - 314 action figures, 123 statues, 93 construction toys, 69 bobble heads, plus a bunch of other items -  you'll just want to click here to see everything.

Q&A: Figure Futures, Buckets, New Lines, Scale, and Star Wars Ships

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 24, 2014

It's Q&A time! Let's look at future new line as well as the inevitable demise of some form of figure, eventually. We can also look at big ships that don't meet your expectations, as well as Marvel scale problems because why not.

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,097: Ree-Yees (The Black Series 2014)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 21, 2014

He's good!  Ree-Yees is Hasbro's finest work in the field of Gran development.  If you need a figure to stand on a Sail Barge or Jabba's Throne Room diorama, there is none better.  I assume most readers of this site are not concerned about figures sitting, because trying to make him sit will cause his torso to blow open.  (It's easily remedied, like the ball-joint head on most figure necks.) Due to how this figure is likely to perform in your life, this is probably going to have to be rounded up to acceptable as there are no real vehicles for him right now.  Is this figure the go-to Ree-Yees you've been waiting for? Yes.  But read on anyway for more pictures!