If you got the vintage figure from a couple years back, the Luke Skywalker (Hoth - The Black Series 2014) action figure offers a new head and a little less paint. He lost a couple of really cool tampos, but he has a noggin that's more like what Kenner made before the change to Hasbro, with a scarf hanging off the side. This is probably your go-to "vintage 1982 upgrade" until Hasbro decides to start doing intentionally wrong paintjobs - so read on!
This is a good one. Star Wars Rebels finds its voice with "Empire Day." There are cameos, there's a lot of action, and best of all it's a fun ride. You get to see some fun new things, and the episode not only shows you someone else with Lobot's cybernetic implant, but we actually get a decent hint as to what the future for this show may hold!
This is the episode you'll show your friends who have their arms crossed and refuse to give it a chance - it's just that good. Standard spoilers apply, plus a warning/guarantee of another Kenner cameo. Read on for more!
This week in Q&A: Lightsabers! You know I love 'em. But does Hasbro have big plans for the FX model in the future? Also, Tauntauns - are the XL ones coming soon? And let's also talk Rebels, because we can. Read on!
As always, send in your questions for next time. Read on!
Hey kids, it's Chopper! Also known as C1-10P, I think, this litle guys is a smaller droid than most - but still pretty great. With only 3 joints, the colorful Star Wars Rebels figure may be at a store near you right now - they're shipping, but hard to come by. Read on!
He's one of the ISB's finest! Agent Kallus chases down Jedi and other undesirables for the Emperor, and boy howdy does he love his job. He's a pretty well-trained agent too, with a unique costume that mixes and matches elements from other familiar faces. Read on!
Clone Wars: The Lost Missions DVD and Clone Wars: The Lost Missions Blu-Ray are in stores now. I saw them at Walmart over lunch, and you can click those links to get yours at Amazon. Each set has the unaired (but Netflixed) episodes, plus some reels of unaired episodes.
If you missed it - and you probably did - HotWheelsCollectors.com will put the Hot Wheels Star Wars Darth Vader Vehicle up at 9:00 AM Pacific for $39.99, plus a few other items. This is similar to the one for $3.49 at Target, Toys R Us, and Walmart but has slightly different deco and swell packaging based on the lightsaber hilt from the movies along with electronic lights and sounds. Click here for the full story.
Today in Figure of the Day: Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios! He's hitting stores now, or you could've ordered one at our fine sponsors. He has 5 joints and is a lot taller than most figures in the line - unfortunately he's also too wide to fit in the new vehicles, save for the Inquisitor's TIE Fighter. Check him out - read on!
The Inquisitor is hitting shelves now and unlike most characters, that appears to be his name for the time being. The figure is pretty nifty and sports the lightsaber death disc as seen on the TV show. Did you get yours yet? You should get one. Read on!
Now that the figures are hitting shelves, Star Wars Rebels ups its game with the exciting "Out of Darkness." Being trapped on an alien world with dangerous local life forms is nothing new (see: "Rookies") but this episode shifts the focus from a group of trained military men to Hera and Sabine. Star Wars has historically given women little to do, especially in groups - seeing two of our heroes take on some sort of cat roach menace during a supply run where they really have a reason to be afraid of the dark made for a good showing.
Gorgeous space scenery and space babysitting await you. Read on for more!
Today in Q&A: 3 3/4-Inch Figures' Dubious Position in the World, the Boba Fett Variations, and 31-inch figures - why yes, there are more of them that you don't have! All this and Logo Anxiety await you in the finest column with questions, answers, and the same jerk who has been presenting it for fifteen years. Read on!
As always, send in your questions for next time. Read on!
The Sucklord (of Suckadelic and bootleg toy fame) is bringing his delightfully odd and ugly collectibles back for another go-round with 10 new figures on Kickstarter. Series 1 came out last year, series 1.5 is out in various colors now, and series 2 is the one you can support on Kickstarter from the very nice people at DKE Toys. (Hi Dov!) Click here to see Revenge of S.U.C.K.L.E.
The flesh set is $25 shipped, with other colors and bonuses at various pledge levels. At least three of these figures should interest readers of sites like this one, with other oddities like a Bionic Carrot and a Creature from the Black Lagoon-adjacent military man seem like solid desk accessories. A short video is after the break, and you should probably not watch it at the office. Well, maybe you should, I don't know how laid-back your workplace is.
Do you need the Rebels version of R2-D2? No. It's a brand-new sculpt and actually looks a lot like the movie version, but it's so gosh darned close that you wouldn't miss it if you missed it. Click here to read on and see more, including comparisons with the recent movie Mission Series version.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is your Christmas present in 2015 - the movie just wrapped principal photography today and will, supposedly, be in theaters in about a year and a month. The previously-christened Episode VII has a few updates at StarWars.com, which you can read at your leisure.
Also smile to yourself and enjoy that the abbreviation for this movie is "TFA," which just plain makes me happy.