We're back! (A Dinosaur's story.) This Obi-Wan Kenobi is today's Star Wars Figure of the Day! It just hit Canada and, so far, seemingly nowhere else. This wave's absence from store shelves and online pre-sells is conspicuous so far, but thankfully a kind soul managed to help me get a set to show all of you.
It's time for Q&A! After a couple of thousand figures, whose gun is that? And what about Hasbro's Q&A - hey man, I've been doing this since 1999, what am I - chopped liver? Also rambling about the 4 Canadian Saga Legends and let's complain about upcoming expensive exclusives - because I love you all! Also, be sure to take a minute to get in your questions for next week.
Heads-up: The Rocketeer ReAction 3 3/4-Inch Retro Action Figure is in stock at Entertainment Earth right now for $9.99 (cheep). This is the first all-original design and new character for the line to see production, which previously has consisted of 5 swell Alien figures based on Kenner's prototypes.
"We all look a little melted. It's good to see other melted people." Everyone's favorite Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson guest and space princess is talking about Episode VII! Well, a bit - there are contracts. The Guardian has some choice quotes from the actress/scribe.
Forbes and other outlets are confirming 40 new levels are on the way to Angry Birds Star Wars 2 - and apparently they're free. Does this mean more new toys? Most likely, so strap yourselves in for another season of bird importing on your iPhones!
The Phantom Menace at 15 was originally published as a postscript to my Q&A column - I'm reprinting it here as its own beast because it got a pretty good reaction and there's no reason to bury it in the back pages. Here it is, with a couple of tweaks. Thank you for your kind indulgence.
It's time for Q&A! Want to know some great other toy figure sites? Sure, who doesn't? And what are the best versions of more of your favorite Star Wars characters as action figures? Let's tackle that too. All this and a Phantom Menace at 15 rant. Read on!
Since you probably never heard of it, the passing of Star Wars: Attack Squadrons before an actual release won't mean much to you. The free-to-play game has been in beta testing, and now according to this Facebook post it won't be doing much of anything. Having joined 1313 and Vernost
Reported everywhere including the official site, Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) will direct the 2016 Star Wars movie. What is about? Well, nobody knows. But we do know Gary Whitta will write it, and he has worked on The Book of Eli as well as The Walking Dead video games.
Welcome to Q&A! Do you want 6-inch scale vehicles for your Black Series collection? Well... it might be expensive. And how about paint applications - how can you remove excess paint, if it's showing up? Finally, let's talk about the changing world of Hasbro's boy action toy universe. New products are out there, but are they things you want? Not necessarily. Read on!
Let's talk Yoda's jacket in Q&A this week! We'll also talk about new Disney toys, as that's in this season. And how about more Black Series stand issues? Oh, that's a doozy. My mailbag is empty, so read on and send in some questions for next time!
Last weekend Disney Stores rolled out new Star Wares for May 4th, but a couple weeks earlier a few of us were in California for a press event showcasing new toys including Disney Store Plush. These aren't the same as the items currently sold by Comic Images, some are larger, some are smaller, and they're all quite different - creatures, robots, and aliens are on deck from Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back.
There's more, read on!
Has Mustafar frozen over? Sponsor Entertainment Earth posted two assortments - Hot Wheels Star Wars cars and Track Sets - with no pictures as of yet, but a September release date. Mattel's first step into a larger world should prove exciting, as they have made die-cast metal vehicles from numerous licenses in many forms.
Hasbro officially releases photos and confirms the upcoming SDCC exclusive Black Series Jabba the Hutt Throne Room (including packaging details) and Black Series 6 inch Yoda. Check out all the visual goodness after the jump!