Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,936: ARC Trooper (Umbra Operative, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 23, 2022

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: ARC Trooper (Umbra Operative, The Vintage Collection). It's an exclusive and it's colored to match your Halloween stuff! Also the Battlefront II game. I like it. Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Star Wars The Mandalorian The Retro Collection Action Figures Wave 1 Case of 8This is an affiliate link for the Star Wars The Mandalorian The Retro Collection Action Figures Wave 1 Case of 8 for 78.00, but really, this post is about me trying to convince you to try out Kenner figures.

I want to live in a world with more of them. Back in the 1970s fans of Star Wars had no TV series, no computer games, or even VCRs in most cases. You could see comics or novels, or maybe some Super 8 reels, but most likely your platform of choice for living Star Wars at home were Kenner's $2 3 3/4-inch action figures. (I remember seeing them as high as $4.99 at Long's Drug Stores - which I paid, to get my Wicket - back around 1984. Highway robbery.)

For fans over 40, it's a pretty safe bet those action figures are a big part of why they're Star Wars fans today - either they held on to theirs with an iron grip, or their parents forced them to sell them, and they've been chasing them down ever since. I was the former - and I bought figures from the latter at garage sales.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,935: Boba Fett (Morak, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Boba Fett (Morak, The Retro Collection). This is one of my favorite figures in years - it incorporates elements of the 1979 Kenner figure, like his unique backpack design, while also modernizing it with an all-new but still appropriately retro helmet sculpt and coloring. If you're in your 40s - or maybe late 30s - this could be a fun throwback to put with your other childhood toys. I don't know if younger fans will flock to this one, but it hasn't left my general workspace since getting it nearly a month ago. I'd strongly recommend it if Kenner toys were ever on your wish list as a child. Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Vaders and Anakins, But I Repeat Myself

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 19, 2022

This week in Q&A - Revenge of a Sith! Has it really been years since we last got a new Episode III Anakin? Also Vader redux - new or no? Would you believe I'm not 100% sure either?

If that wasn't enough, I also added a wild and uninformed prediction about a future HasLab vehicle offering.  What do you think?

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. The mailbag is out of on-topic questions, so if you got some, send some in. Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 16, 2022

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,934: Artoo-Deetoo (R2-D2, Droids, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 16, 2022

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Artoo-Deetoo (R2-D2, Droids, The Vintage Collection). It's a repaint of the 2010 movie figure, which captures the spirit of the 1985 original which was also a movie repaint. The chest panel doesn't close perfectly, but he has a coin, he looks cool, and you may find him in a Target right now. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,933: Ahsoka Tano (& Grogu, The Vintage Collection Deluxe)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Ahsoka Tano (& Grogu, The Vintage Collection Deluxe). It's a Walmart exclusive figure you just got, with lots of extra gear, and I'd say it's a better figure - get this one to open, skip opening the carded one. She has a poncho, critter pals, and other gear. Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Jedi Returns 40 Next Year, Prototypes

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 12, 2022

This week in Q&A - The Retro Collection!  Also too many colorways for exclusives?

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. The mailbag is out of on-topic questions, so if you got some, send some in. Read on!

Ad: New Star Wars: The Retro Collection Obi-Wan Kenobi Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 9, 2022

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,932: Babu Frik (Droid Depot Redux 2022, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 9, 2022

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Babu Frik (Droid Depot Redux 2022, The Black Series 6-Inch). It's effectively the same as the 2019 Target exclusive release, with a little less pink - if you got one, you probably don't need the other. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,931: R2-W50 (Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: R2-W50 (Droid Factory). It's a figure painted to look sort of like the repaint of a castle at a theme park, except the droid is clear for some reason. It's a bizarre but distinctive looking figure, and arguably the kind of thing that's more interesting as a weird collectible toy than something from the Star Wars galaxy. Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Packaging and Joints Are Things

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 5, 2022

This week in Q&A - Packaging! Are we seeing the end of plastic? Also More articulation! Why did it suddenly get better?

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. The mailbag is out of on-topic questions, so if you got some, send some in. Read on!

Ad: New Star Wars Darth Vader Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 2, 2022

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,930: K-7R1 (Droid Depot set, The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 2, 2022

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: K-7R1 (Droid Depot set, The Black Series). It's a repaint of K-2SO, from a theme park, at which it appears as a junk robot. It looks cool, at least. Read on!

Ad: New Star Wars Hasbro Action Figure Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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