Q&A: Star Wars Toys as Non-Spoilers, Snoke, and Pricing

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 24, 2017

This week in Q&A - spoilers from toys! It happens - but sometimes we get red herrings. And The Last Jedi toy pricing - it's like we're back in the 1980s. Also get Snoked and get your Snoke figures before they go out of style.

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

Star Wars Toy Shipments Down, Says Hollywood Reporter

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 20, 2017

After a few years of constant movie releases with no real reset - or that reset to a line filled with collector-friendly and kidvid-handy classic characters every couple of years - sales really are down.  The Hollywood Reporter writes Star Wars 'Last Jedi' Toy Shipments Down Sharply From 'Force Awakens' - which, with fewer waves of figures and tons of leftover stuff from the last two years in circulation, makes a lot of sense.

Any aging fan can tell you that there are high points and low points - figures started to get blown out cheaply as the original trilogy wound up, becoming dusty and unsold as the 1980s wore on.  

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,439: General Leia Organa (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 20, 2017

This is a good one.  The General Leia Organa (The Last Jedi Line Look)  has a good head sculpt and a nice paint job, a great improvement over the (let's say) distinctive eyebrows from the last movie's 3 3/4-inch Leia.  Should you get one?  Yes.  But still, read on.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,438: Luke Skywalker (The Black Series 6-Inch, Premium Exclusive)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 18, 2017

If you've been to Target you probably saw the Luke Skywalker (The Black Series 6-Inch, Premium Exclusive).  It's good - but it's $10 more than the regular one for a stand, a metal hand, and some cloth parts.  Is it worth the upcharge, or rebuy?  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Vintage, Vehicles, and Pack-In Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 17, 2017

This week in Q&A - Vintage! It's coming soon, and possibly an idea whose time has passed. I hope that isn't true. Pack-in problems - is Hasbro likely to release a figure by its lonesome? Not no more they ain't. And vehicles on the dismantle - not everything should be popped apart.

We are not talking specifics about The Last Jedi.

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,437: BB-9E (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 15, 2017

I saw The Last Jedi last night, but I wrote the review of BB-9E (Droid Factory Line Look)  a couple of weeks ago so as to avoid spoilers for you all.  It's a nice figure!  It looks good!  And yes, this is the Disney one - we'll look at Hasbro's shortly.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,436: BB-4 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Disney's exclusive BB-4 (Droid Factory Line Look)  gives us a glimpse at the new movie that opens tomorrow.  So soon?  Yes.   Anyway, what's his deal? I don't really know yet, but I look forward to finding out.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,435: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Exile, The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 11, 2017

This is the week you've been waiting for!   The Last Jedi debuts in just a couple of days, and Luke Skywalker (Jedi Exile) is in stores now, possibly.  You'll hear Luke Skywalker speak for the first time in 34 years, so what could possibly be on his mind?  Hopefully he won't be complaining about this new action figure, as it's pretty great.  Read on!

Q&A: Death Star Playsets, Star Wars Exclusives, Competing, and New Movies

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 10, 2017

This week in Q&A - Kohl's Exclusives! Are they lacking in freshness? Yes. The Lost Death Star Playset is more than one concept, and it's still lost. Also competition within the brand - is it really a problem? It depends on your point of view.

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,434: Emperor Palpatine (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 8, 2017

While single carded samples of Emperor Palpatine (The Last Jedi Line Look)  have surfaced, right now you can only get him in the set at Target - and it's a winner.  While the robes prevent seating, it's a stunning design with great swappable hands and above-par sculpting.  I hope you got one.  Read on!

Disneyland Adds New $25 AT-AT Star Wars Popcorn Bucket

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 8, 2017

3466 It's a strange new era of licensing Star Wars, with some of the strangest and newest things coming straight from the halls of Disney.   My pal Zac was at Anaheim's theme park this week and spied this new AT-AT Popcorn Bucket for $25.  He said it's about half of the size of a Kenner one and it's awkward and bulky - as you can see, it's a big toy with a hollow slot for a popcorn sack.   After years of novelty drinkware, it's certainly something new.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,433: Luke Skywalker (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Exclusive to Target, this Luke Skywalker (The Last Jedi Line Look) is another new sculpt - the head is good, the colors aren't bad, and he has wrist joints.  Color me surprised!  It's sold with a new Emperor and Royal Guard, so the set is a winner.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,432: Emperor's Royal Guard (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 4, 2017

It's a theme week!  We start off with Emperor's Royal Guard (The Last Jedi Line Look), now at Target... probably.  It's a new sculpt with a sound chip, but the figure is more exciting than the chip.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Clones, Missing 3 3/4-Inch Figures, Hoarding

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 3, 2017

This week in Q&A - Plastic Hoarding! You know I love it. And 6-inch figures that aren't yet 3 3/4-inch figures - will the most complete scale of Star Wars ever truly be complete? I can tell you right now - no. Also Clones! Not coincidentally, they're one of the reasons why.

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,431: Jyn Erso (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 1, 2017

Until The Last Jedi comes out, we're doing 3 Figure of the Days per week!  This is Jyn Erso from the 2018 line - she has a sound chip!  But she doesn't have the rocket launcher.  She's very similar to last year's figure, but there are differences.  Read on!