Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,100: Ezra Bridger (Star Wars Rebels Mission Series The Ghost)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Because we're well past the point where making "Better than Ezra" jokes are funny, let's just say that Hasbro's Ezra Bridger turned out quite nicely.  There's a lot of deco and fun details on a figure with only 5 points of articulation.  There's also no gun, no lightsaber, not a single luxury.  Like Robinson Crusoe, it's just a helmet.  Read on!

Ad: Pre-Order Star Wars Rebels in Saga Legends Wave 4

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Star Wars Saga Legends Action Figures Wave 4 CaseIt's time!  Pre-order a Star Wars Saga Legends Action Figures Wave 4 Case right now and get the first 6 animated figures from Rebels as well as 3 of the Canada-only Saga Legends movie figures from this past summer.  3 returning favorites are on deck too, all in new packaging!

Pre-order yours today - Chopper, Ezra, Kallus, Kanan, the Stormtrooper, and the rest are all due soon.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,099: Kanan Jarrus (Star Wars Rebels Mission Series The Ghost)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Unless there are running changes we don't know about, there should be three versions of this Kanan Jarrus in circulation before Thanksgiving.  One is in the Toys R Us exclusive 3-pack, another is packaged with the Phantom at Target, and the third is individually carded in the Saga Legends assortment.  It's a nice figure - good sculpt, clean deco, and it stands nicely too.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,098: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars Rebels Secret Exclusive Figure 2014)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 15, 2014

For the first time in years, I'm actually really pleased with a holographic figure!   Obi-Wan Kenobi is exclusive to Toys R Us and started showing up in my neck of the woods over the weekend.  The set has 3 figures and is $19.99, and is arguably worth the asking price.   He has one point of articulation - and I'm scratching my head to name another full-size 3 3/4-inch humanoid Star Wars figure with only one joint - with a really wonderful sculpt and pose. And he's hollow.  Read on!

Q&A: Big FIgures, New Rebels, Changing Faces, and Some Other Junk

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 14, 2014

Let's talk new characters in this week's Q&A! Each new one is a big cause to celebrate. Let's also talk fresh faces - they bring new newness all over!  We'll look at big giant new figures, too -  how do they stack up against smaller pocket-sized counterparts?

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

2015 Star Wars LEGO on Imgur

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 14, 2014

What I presume are Star Wars Rebels spoilers await you - as well as new themes like the return of classic Pirates, new Elves, Bionicle, and returning favorites can be found on this page on Imgur.  New LEGO Microfighters, small vehicles, and absolutely nothing from the new movie awaits you.  Click here - or better yet, don't, as some of the sets are unfinished designs.

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Star Wars Rebels - New Toys R Us Exclusive In Stores Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, September 13, 2014

Despite having just reset recently, Toys R Us stores are re-resetting with a new area filled with Marvel and Star Wars - Hasbro and LEGO mixed - near their usual spot in the stores.  New toys are hitting right now, including the Mission Series: The Ghost set pictured here.  The Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus figures are assumed similar (if not identical) to the regular releases, but you'll note that there's a blacked-out window there for a third figure.

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.