You might not want another Captain Phasma, but this 3 3/4-inch one is interesting - it comes from Vietnam and not China, meaning we're talking new molds here. The deco is different, the height has changed, and some of the sculpted details were tweaked - but she has basically the same pose and design. Finn's even more interesting, but he's on tap for next week. Read on!
The hard-to-find Princess Leia Organa from the 6-inch line is pretty good. With any luck she'll get a little more distribution later in the year, but for now she's available in an assortment with 5 other new figures that is a little tough to come by. Read on!
What's this? Another C2-B5? Yup! One was from Disney, this one is from Hasbro. Their colors are just different enough so that they look like different droids, so I'd say you'd want to get both. Or you would, if it didn't require the purchase of the AT-ACT. (It's expensive.) Read on!
Much has been said about his vehicle, but not much of the Imperial AT-ACT Driver himself. My sample can't actually sit in the vehicle - so I'm not crazy about it. It's a decent looking figure with swell paint and a great design, but it's never a good sign when a vehicle's pilot can't pilot the vehicle. Want to see more? Read on!
This week in Q&A - Let's talk Exclusivity. Rights are maybe not the best word to use. Cantina alien variations - are you missing something significant, or is this just a weird memory? and TIE Striker nomenclature - I could use some help on this one.
And send in your questions for next week. Read on!
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Ad: It's the Star Wars Iron Age First Order Snowtrooper Hikari Figure! Only 250 of this rusty relic are going to be produced, so it's sure to go pretty fast - if you want one, it's due on March from Funko. Pre-orders are now open at Entertainment Earth. Click through for pricing and availability.
This smaller Captain Cassian Andor is exclusive to Walmart, and includes a swell three-piece weapon that serves as a pistol or a rifle. It also has a head sculpt that looks great with stubble that could maybe look great if you painted it better. I like this one a bunch. Read on!
As a kid, one of the things that always confused me was the make-up of the Ewoks cartoon TV series action figure line. Why would there be only 6 figures, only 2 of which were regulars and heroes? A line with 4 Dulok villains seemed odd, and when I saw the second series prototypes a few years later I was even more confused - where's Teebo? Where's Kneesaa? How could Chituhr be more popular?
Well, the Star Wars Collectors Archive may have found part of the answer. In an article Unknown Ewoks: Unearthed Figures from the Animated Series, we see four unproduced Ewoks from that era. These characters were largely more important to the series and the brief marketing juggernaut of Ewok licensed products in that era. Perhaps Star Wars could have had a presence for a few more years were these made instead - I remember seeing pegs upon pegs of unsold Duloks (and the occasional Logray) at Kay-Bee toy stores for $1 each for quite some time, and while I did buy Logray on sight I never saw Wicket. (Or, as Droids went, R2-D2 and C-3PO.)
Business Insider has another round of Kmart and Sears closures - 150 stops are now slated to be closed. Click here to see if yours is on the list.
Walmart's exclusive 3 3/4-inch Scarif Stormtrooper is pretty good. I've seen quite a few around in the last couple of days, and that means - I assume - there's an ample supply. It has thigh swivels, a cool blaster, and some excellent battle damage - did you get yours yet, and should you buy a bunch? Read on!
This Sergeant Jyn Erso is pretty cool - Walmart's 3 3/4-inch super-articulated figure actually has a slightly different costume than the non-exclusive version. There's a missing jacket under her vest - this is one of the many costume changes in Rogue One. If you're on the fence about this figure, don't be - she's got a lot of articulation, a sniper rifle, and a unique costume - read on!
Currently exclusive to Kmart, Jyn Erso has not only an exclusive base, but an exclusive figure with unique accessories. You won't find this costume anywhere else at this scale just yet, and there's no companion figure just yet. Is it worth tracking down one of the twelve remaining Kmarts to find this figure? Read on!
If it's true, 2017 is looking up already! As a possibly 40th Anniversary present, check out this article: "4K Theatrical Restoration of the True Original “Star Wars” possible for 2017." A choice quote:
"According to recent comments made by Rogue One director Gareth Edwards, a 4K restoration of Star Wars Episode IV “A New Hope” does indeed exist and now the only real question is whether or not the cleaned up and sharpened version of the movie will be hitting the big screen once again."
This week in Q&A - The Gungan Bongo Sub! Who wants to be disappointed? Star Wars Merchandising! Is Disney losing money by not doing more? Maybe, but there's a bigger picture here. And Rogue One - what else might be fun?
And send in your questions for next week. Read on!