Q&A: Star Wars Returns in 2015, And We Do Too

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 4, 2015

Welcome to 2015, Q&A readers! We're in the future. There are no hovering cars, but there will be The Force Awakens action figures - that's pretty good, right? Also, thinking of a good way to represent your collection can be tough, so let's all cheat.

Don't forget to send in your questions for next week. Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,117: Clone Trooper Sergeant (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Get some green! The new 6-inch Clone Trooper Sergeant!  Figure of the Day is here to show you Hasbro's second-ever articulated figure with the brownish/olive rank markings. Previous figures were mostly 3 3/4-inch, and mostly a brighter green.

You get a rifle, a blaster pistol, and a ton of paint on the previously all-white Clone Trooper mold. Basically, short of battle damage, this figure gives you everything you could hope for. Well, maybe you could hope for an alternate unhelmeted head but I think it's pretty great as it is.

Anyway, read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,116: TIE Pilot (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 30, 2014

It's a tie! Or more specifically, it's a 6-inch TIE Pilot!  Figure of the Day is here to show you the upsized take on everybody's favorite flying menace, which is unsurprisingly pretty good!

You get a holster, a blaster, and a pretty great sculpt here for twenty bucks. The paint job is good, there are rocker ankles, and unlike most of the past decade's worth of 3 3/4-inch TIE Fighter pilots, this one is an all-new sculpt for a change. If that doesn't put a smile on your face, what will?

Anyway, read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,115: Yoda (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 29, 2014

Hey hey, it's Yoda!  Figure of the Day is briefly back, and we're going to look at the newer 6-inch figures in blue boxes.  You're welcome!

Yoda isn't 6-inches, but he does have a snake, a cane, and a lightsaber plus a cloth robe that is nicely tattered.  This may be Hasbro's best take on the snake that came with the original Kenner figure, and as Yoda figures go it's quite nice.  As Black Series figures go, though, it's pretty insubstantial and the reason for giving him double-jointed elbows is beyond me.

Anyway, read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Q&A: Star Wars in Canada, Vintage Redux, and More Fun in 2015

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 21, 2014



We're experiencing a few technical difficulties still in Q&A! Also I deserve a break, but before I go let's talk new vintage figures - now that we're one year into their revival, what does the retro trend look like? Also Canada - because we have space to fill.

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

Walmart Exclusive Star Wars Hot Wheels In Stores Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, December 20, 2014

In quite possibly the worst time of year for a new exclusive to hit, Walmart's exclusive 8 Star Wars Hot Wheels cars are in stores now.  If you're lucky.  There's one for each movie and the most recent two TV series, and they're a few pennies below a dollar each.  Look for an in-store blue display with other Hot Wheels products, as one side of it is packed with tracks and cars.   In other words - the whole set should set you back eight bucks.

Each car is based on an existing release, but with nifty Star Wars deco.  I saw fewer of the Clone Wars and Return of the Jedi cars, both of which are quite excellent.  The Clone Wars car has an Anakin Jedi Starfighter motif, while Return of the Jedi looks like a TIE Fighter.

Amazon Price Drop - Cheap Black Series

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Over on Amazon this time of year, prices are in flux changing daily or even every few hours.  In particular, Star Wars: The Black Series Deluxe Figures seem to be getting cheaper.  I noticed the Speeder Bike and Jabba the Hutt were each around $22, and may be different by the time you see this.

 

That makes each item about half price, which ain't bad.

Q&A: Amiibo Venting, Toy Delays, Expanded Universe Foibles

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 14, 2014



We're experiencing a few technical difficulties this week in Q&A! Let's talk dock problems - it's the season to delay things. Also Expanded Universe slate cleaning - might we come out ahead?

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

The Force Awakens Character Names Revealed via Trading Card

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 11, 2014

Want to see something new - that's old?  Entertainment Weekly posted a bunch of faux Topps trading cards with The Force Awakens character names on them.  

Be sure to check these out - unless you consider finding out that the red lightsaber dude doesn't have "Darth" in his name is an Episode VII spoiler, which, let's be honest, would happen at a toy store or somewhere else anyway.

Q&A: Star Wars Girl Figures, PR Fun, and Black Series Packaging

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 7, 2014

This week in Q&A: Let's talk girl figures - it's not a great year for them, is it? Well... it'll get better. And PR - what is it for? Should we expect more? And Black Series package variants are also a thing we can discuss.

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

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By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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Amazon's Exclusive Star Wars Jedi Force Imperial Forces Set In Stock Now

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 2, 2014

After some considerable waiting, Amazon's mysterious (and delayed) Playskool Heroes Star Wars Jedi Force Imperial Forces Pack is up for order and in stock for a mere $19.99 (free Prime shipping).

In it, you'll find a mix of new and previously available molds with 6 total figures. A Shadow Stormtrooper, white Stormtrooper, Bike Scout, Snowtrooper, TIE FIghter Pilot, and Sandtrooper can be yours if you place an order before they go away.

Q&A: Star Wars Teasers, Exclusives of Tomorrow, and Calrissians

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 30, 2014

It's time for Q&A until I scrape the bottom of the mailbag, then I get to go on break! Until then: Walgreens Black Series Exclusives - should we expect more? And Lando - will he be back? All this and let's talk not spoilery Episode 7 stuff because we can.

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