Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,424: 2BB-2 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Not from Hasbro!  Disney's 2BB-2 (Droid Factory Line Look) is pretty slick and, for some reason, have the lettering backward.  Go figure.  It's a neat robot that looks kind of like a globe of Earth.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,423: Darth Vader (The Black Series, 6-Inch, Centerpiece)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 6, 2017

You may have seen big displays of these in September, and now they seem to have dried up.  But why?  The Darth Vader (The Black Series, 6-Inch, Centerpiece) lights up and has places to put Stormtroopers while the Sith Lord tears down this wall.  It lights up, too.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Waiting, Toy Pricing, and Solo Ain't Ready Yet

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 5, 2017

This week in Q&A - Pricing may vary by store, but you knew that. Waiting for the movie - is this a sound strategy for picking up your toys? And Solo - what should we expect when the toy line launches in under 6 months?

And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

45 Kmarts, 18 Sears Closing

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 3, 2017

The guillotine continues.  The USA Today and others are reporting Another 60-plus Sears, Kmart stores set to close in January 2018; see the list.   It's less a strategy for competitiveness than it is an ever-decreasing trek toward obscurity, marching toward the same place in our culture held by Montgomery Word, Woolworths, or Kay-Bee Toys.   As far as we know Hasbro is no longer offering Kmart or Sears exclusive toy product, but it's increasingly difficult to verify this first-hand. 

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Ad: The Last Jedi Wave 2 at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 3, 2017

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These 3 3/4-inch action figures will go great with Bistan, Thrawn, and other hot arrivals at Entertainment Earth.

Order yours now.

The Last The Last Jedi Teaser

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 2, 2017

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,422: Kylo Ren (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The new Kylo Ren is a 3 3/4-inch figure available in multiple configurations - this one is sold carded, with a cape, and has a painted scar on his face.  It's probably the best of these, unless he's also going to come out with the "space bandage" we saw in the movie trailer later.  Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Ad: Catch up on Star Wars: Rogue One at Entertainment Earth! Restock on the long-sold-out Star Wars Rogue One 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Wave 3 Set with Thrawn and Bodhi are back for a limited time - and the never-released-to-stores Star Wars Rogue One Shoretrooper and Bistan Action Figures is in stock, too! Spend $79 and get Free US Shipping on these awesome action figures.

 

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Hascon II - September 6-8, 2019

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 30, 2017

Hasbro's convention Hascon was enough of a success that we're getting a sequel - but we're going to skip a year.  The next one will once again be in Providence, RI in 2019, not 2018.   It was posted on Twitter, and we'll post more as we have it.  This year's Star Wars presence was pretty good - a good chunk of space was devoted to the first public showing of The Last Jedi toys mere days after launch, although few items on display were reveals.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,421: Elite Praetorian Guard (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 30, 2017

Possibly at a Walmart near you, the Elite Praetorian Guard (The Black Series) 3 3/4-inch figure is pretty cool - but looks different from the other ones.  The cloth robes allow for full leg movement, and the arms are nicely jointed.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Trash Monsters, Momentum, and Prequel Disappointment

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 29, 2017

This week in Q&A - momentum and the lack of it in toy aisles this month. Certain kinds of trash compactor monsters - you just don't see 'em anymore. Also disappointing the fans of the prequels is in fashion this (and almost every) season.

And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Disney's Build-A-Protocol Droid Now in Anaheim at Disneyland

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, October 28, 2017

3459 Thanks to the great Shannon, we now know Anaheim Disneyland has the Protocol Droids!  2 for $21.95. cheap.   I've got a bunch of these (thank you Shannon!) and reviews will be going into Figure of the Day semi-irregularly, as often as I can.   If you're in Southern California, perhaps a trip to the house of mouse is due soon.

There are multiple styles and colors, but not every droid is available in every color.  As far as we know there are no new styles available from Orlando, but if you discover otherwise please let us know!

RIP John Mollo, Star Wars Costume Designer

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, October 28, 2017

If you've ever picked up the classic, original trilogy-era sketchbooks and artbooks you no doubt recognize the name John Mollo.  He designed a lot of the costumes based on work from his own notes and other concept artists - he did a ton of great work that we all know and love as our action figures or in the movies themselves.  He died this weekend at 86.

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Unreleased Star Wars Game Feature: Ragtag

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 27, 2017

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Kotaku posted a really swell article called The Collapse Of Visceral's Ambitious Star Wars Game.  The game was one in which you played a Han Solo-gone-wrong type in the pre-Star Wars time frame, and the demos looked gorgeous.  The feature goes in to detail about what the game was - and wasn't - and how deadlines and budgets are a far deadlier enemy than the Galactic Empire.  Check it out.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,420: Yoda (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 25, 2017

What's kind of fascinating in the Disney era is that most figures look  better than ever.   Great sculpting and top-notch detail are the norm with very few exceptions, and this Yoda from the CG prequel design is possibly the very best one we've ever seen on that design.  The eyes have a subtle outline, the shoulders are able to move outward, plus he has both a cane and a lightsaber.  It seems like this is the figure most likely to sell out too - so get one if you see it. Read on!