Revealed: Sublime Greedo Star Wars Hikari Vinyl Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 27, 2015

A limited edition of 750, the Star Wars Greedo Sublime Premium Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure is up for order at Entertainment Earth. The first release had metallic paint, while this one is clear, glittery plastic. These things shine bright in person, and this one is due in April. Only 750 are being produced and pre-orders are open now.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,131: Biker Scout (Star Wars Rebels Mission Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 26, 2015

Today we look at a Biker Scout, a 5-jointed figure packed with Wicket in the popular Mission Series line.  He has a working holster, and can also sit on a Speeder Bike in the same manner of the 1983 original.  It's pretty cool - want to know more?  Read on!

Astromech Fans: Disney Hates Your Ability to Sleep at Night

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 25, 2015

UPDATE: Disney has decided they still love you and this will not be a 6,000 piece limited edition.

If you don't like buying a toy without anxiety, we're happy to share this story from Vinylmationworld.comR2-D60 celebrates 60 years of Disneyland with a $13 figure made of build-a-droid parts that is limited to 6,000 pieces - a low number but not tiny.

To get it, at least at first, there's a preview event with a $100 cover charge come May.  If you're going, do buy an extra and let us know because otherwise we'll be stalking eBay at 3 AM to get it at the last possible second.  Click here for the full story.

Star Wars Figure of the Day Review: Day 2,130: Wicket W. Warrick (Star Wars Rebels Mission Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A character that gets a lot of marketing love, but not a lot of collector love, is Wicket W. Warrick.  He's had several unique action figures since 1984 plus a whole mini-toyline aimed at preschoolers, and now he's back as a figure that feels and plays like something that would have been obscenely expensive in 1983 - but is $10, and comes with a free Biker Scout.  It's been 5 years since the last Wicket, are we ready for a new one?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day Review: Day 2,129: Princess Leia (Endor, Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Check out Princess Leia (Endor)! This new-for-2015 figure is a new sculpt entering circulation today with a cool blaster, working holster, and a slightly shorter stature.   I really like it - I think you will too.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day Review: Day 2,128: Luke Skywalker (Endor, Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, March 23, 2015

The seemingly now endless parade of Figure of the Day continues!  Hasbro put out yet another new wave of Saga Legends - that's 3 this year so far - and we start looking at it with Luke Skywalker (Endor).  It's the Endor Battle Poncho!  He's new parts, and the poncho is a physical non-removable part of the figure this time.  It's also probably the least bunchy looking one yet.  Read on!

Q&A: Vintage Kenner Mystery Box, Star Wars Toy Storage, and Japanese Black Series Variants

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 22, 2015

This week in Q&A: let's talk rare stickers. Kenner stickers! You'll like this one. Also we can look at toy storage which is difficult to do well. And here's your chance to chime in with international variants on exclusives - I don't got any, but maybe you do!

 

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

Review: Funko Star Wars Hikari Vinyl Original Greedo Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, March 21, 2015

Funko's admittedly bizarre and nifty Hikari Vinyl figure line is, in short, to vinyl figures what Gentle Giant was to Mini Busts back in 2002. It's a little strange, it seems expensive, they're limited, and it's a big shift from the kind of cheap stuff we were used to seeing. Several figures have been announced but this Original Greedo is their very first release. Each individual figure has a name for each paintjob, but it's only visible on the trading card inside each figure's box and can not be seen on the packaging's exterior. It's in the 7 1/4-inch range, rather than the much larger Hikari Marvel figures and comes to you hand-painted with 3 points of articulation.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,127: Plo Koon (Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 20, 2015

It's a movieish version of The Clone Wars Plo Koon!  While his outfit won't let him fit in the Starfighters and his gloves are unpainted, there's still plenty of paint between the armor and the masks.   Is the level of detail worth buying yet another Plo Koon?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,126: Clone Commander Gree (Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 19, 2015

After a handful of figures, we got a new Clone Commander Gree!  The cartoon costume is in a movie sculpt, with 5 points of articulation and just enough paint to be recognizably Gree-ey.  This one is showing up in stores now or you can snag it at our wonderful online sponsors.  Want to know more?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,125: Lando Calrissian (Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 18, 2015

So it looks like a whopping 5 waves of 5-jointed figures are hitting now between Mission Series and Saga Legends, like Skiff Guard Lando Calrissian here.  His helmet is non-removable, but the sculpt is really good.  Check it out, read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,124: Han Solo (Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New this year is Han Solo, one of a bunch of waves all hitting right now.  He has a holster, he fits in the Millennium Falcon toy ships quite nicely, and he's pretty cheap if you can find one.  (I've seen it in stores too.)  Want to know more?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,123: Luke Skywalker (Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, March 16, 2015

Our next week of Figure of the Day kicks off with Luke Skywalker, a 2015 redesign with a helmet and not a lot of paint.  It's a pretty fun figure, but has no gun.  It does fit nicely inside pretty much any 3 3/4-inch scale X-Wing toy you may own, though, so go ahead and give this one a look.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Vehicle Perfections, International Distribution, and TV Showdown

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 15, 2015

Let's Q&A! We talk Canada - and are dismissive, as we are Americans. And The Clone Wars - while dwindling, it ain't dead. Also vehicle greatest hits - is this a good time to buy if you want a definitive take on anything?

 

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,122: Wookiee Warrior (Star Wars Rebels Mission Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 13, 2015

We've had a bunch of nameless Wookiee Warrior action figures, but this is the first cartoon one!  He's skinny, hairy, and tall - and comes in a two-pack with another character.   Should you add to the growing Wookiee horde?  Read on!