Hey kids, welcome to Q&A! What kind of things are still missing and might be at Comic-Con? Good question! What's going on with Star Wars on TV? Not too much, but some stuff is in the works. Or was, anyway. And what's up with the 2 1/2-inch Guardians of the Galaxy figures - could this be the ghost of Christmases yet to come?
Also, don't forget to send in your questions for next time. Read on!
Who are the Top 10 US retailers? The answer will only partially surprise you as this IBtimes.com article lays it in black and white and mostly green.
Rounding out this week's Figure of the Day special run is a Snowtrooper Commander! It has a great sculpt, a ton of articulation, and two weapons - you can't beat it! Well, maybe you can, but it would be tough. Check it out, and read on!
A new character! It's Toryn Farr, who is like Uhura with slightly less to do. The Hoth hero here has headphones and a cool blaster. Her build is basically 2010 Hoth Leia, with a new head, new vest, new hands, and new forearms. You're going to love it - even if you don't think you need it, you totally do. Read on!
Supposedly (depending on the reports) between August and some time this fall, we're going to have access to a $19.99 white "prototype" 6-inch Boba Fett. A mail-in version of this costume was made for the 3 3/4-inch scale a couple of years ago, so now we'll have access to a bigger version of this character. Somehow, pre-orders will start at Comic-Con in a few weeks.
If you're looking for a figure that aspires to give you 1980 engineering with 2014 prices and sculpting, Yoda is it! The new The Black Series 3 3/4-inch figure has a cane, flute, coat, belt, and backpack while somehow only having 5 points of articulation at about $11. It fits in his backpack just fine, and the jacket needs some fidgeting - but is it good otherwise? Read on!
And we're back! This new Luke Skywalker figure is shipping now if you ordered online somewhere like our sponsors at Entertainment Earth. It has more articulation than nearly any other Star Wars figure at this size, and has quite the accessory pool. It even looks better than some of the early promo images - but is it worth tracking down during the summer heat? Read on!
Toys R Us has started to announce their Comic-Con Exclusives for San Diego! As with previous years, these will be sold at booth #2343 - Entertainment Earth. TRU will have a 2-pack "cinema scene" of 6-inch Han Solo vs. Greedo for The Black Series. They've also got classic 1990 movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Winged Fairy Maleficent, My Little Pony Queen Chrysalis, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Legacy Lord Zedd, and even a 50th Anniversary 3 3/4-inch G.I. Joe vehicle and figure set! Click here to see more.
Who's ready for Q&A? Hopefully you, because we're doing that now. Let's talk about China and manufacturing some more! And then new, giant vehicles - who are they for, anyway? And aren't we due for a return of Vintage? Well... yes, but maybe not in the near future. Also, don't forget to send in your questions for next time. Read on!
Sponsor Entertainment Earth started shipping Star Wars: The Black Series Wave 4 sets and cases this week. We'll be looking at these next week in more detail, as is the way of our people. As far as I know, major brick and mortar stores haven't put these out yet. Click here to pre-order yours for a future shipment, if you haven't already. (Order a case, get two full sets and free shipping! Order a set, and get the set.) Quick impressions after the jump.
There aren't a lot of major characters left un-busted by Gentle Giant, and collectors in the Premiere Guild or attending SDCC in a few weeks will have a shot at the first-ever Jek Porkins Mini Bust!
Our pal Rob/Fetts tweeted in to share that Hasbro's line of mini-figures, called "Telepods," are hitting some 99 Cents Only stores! Check it out after the jump.
Reuters confirms it: Chicago selected for George Lucas' 'storytelling' museum. Last week NPR reported on the project which is said to feature such American treasures as Star Wars props and Norman Rockwell paintings. The project is still several years off - the plans for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art aren't expected until later this year - but at least you'll have one more stop in Chicago next time you visit after the Improv Olympic and Second City.
It's time for Q&A! Can you ask about other things here? Sure, why not. Not a lot going down with Star Wars lately. And what's the best kind of plastic for toys? Depends on who you ask, and what you need them to do. Also: ask your questions for next week!
Itching for something new? Would you settle for half-new? Mission Series 2-Packs Wave 3 are hitting Target stores right now - I personally eyeballed Bespin Luke Skywalker (new) vs. Darth Vader (tweaked) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (tweaked) vs. General Grievous (new!) on Sunday. You can also order them online after the jump.