Q&A: Star Wars Bootlegs, Vintage Updates, and Nerf Darts

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 4, 2016

This week in Q&A - New Fake Unlicensed Kenner Star Wars Figures - they do infringe on some trademarks, it would seem. Updating the Vintage Line in 5 Joints Per Figure - will we see Luke and Han and Leia all updated? Nerf guns - oh good lord this is going to be a thing every week isn't it?

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,269: Jyn Erso (The Black Series 6-Inch, SDCC Exclusive)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 2, 2016

Now is a good time to look at Jyn Erso!  This is the same figure that went up for pre-order today, but with different exlcusive packaging.  You may as well get one.   Read on!

LEGO Unveils Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Toys [Press Stuff]

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 2, 2016

LEGO! Get your kicks with bricks - the Danish toymaker sent us a batch of photos of their new toys, which you can undoubtedly find in stores in the next 30 days. We've got the pictures, the press copy, and a lot of pasting after the jump.

Hasbro Unveils Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Toys [Press Stuff]

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 1, 2016

Friends, foes, and frenemies are back from pretty much everybody this month as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story gives you a reason to go to the toy store over lunch once again. Because I am nothing if not tired and lazy, I am going to copy and paste Hasbro's press release below with new toy images of MicroMachines, 3 3/4-inch action figures, new NERF blasters, and some other stuff. Our sponsors are taking advance orders on 3 items, so here's a look at what you can expect later - with a few prices - after the jump.

Ad: Rogue One Pre-Orders Begin at Entertainment Earth, also Get Some Strange

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 1, 2016

Ad: Online retailer Entertainment Earth added 3 new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story items for pre-order from Hasbro. Click through for pricing and availability - and also check out other new additions from Hasbro like Doctor Strange and beyond!

Star Wars Stormtrooper Voice-Changer Helmet Prop Replica Star Wars Rogue One Rebel U-Wing Fighter Vehicle Star Wars The Black Series Jyn Erso 6-Inch Action Figure Jurassic World Rampage Indominus Rex Action Figure Doctor Strange Marvel Legends 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 1 Doctor Strange Marvel Legends Doctor Strange Movie Figure Transformers Generations Titans Return Leader Soundwave

Pre-order items costing $79+ ship free!  Click here to see the newest additions from Hasbro at Entertainment Earth.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,268: Captain Rex (The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 1, 2016

Hey, it's old man Captain Rex!  He's got a beard, less hair, and a little more mass than when he was fighting in the Clone Wars.  Oh, and he's got twin pistols, a helmet, and for some reason a rocket-launching spear.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,267: Rey (Resistance Outfit, The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 31, 2016

If you couldn't find regular Rey, now you can not find Rey (Resistance Outfit)!  She's got a blaster, a vest, a lightsaber, and is awesome.   Read on!

New Walmart Exclusive The Black Series 3 3/4-Inch Figures Revealed?

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 30, 2016

New Black Series - repacks!  According to many sources, and Robot Kingdom (a very popular exporter of Transformers overseas) there are 4 more The Black Series 3 3/4-inch action figures coming out as future Walmart exclusives.  You may already own them, but they’re good ones if you missed them.  While Hasbro has not confirmed this, it’s a slow news week so we’re going to assume this is all fact and  tell you about these previous releases.  Read on for more pictures, links to reviews of the original figures, and a list of who you can expect to find in stores in the next couple of months.

At this time, there are no Rogue One or The Force Awakens figures in these waves known to be coming.   This continues the previous The Black Series line's proud tradition of minimizing freshness in the 3 3/4-inch range.

Q&A: Star Wars Vehicles, Articulation, Big Stuff, and Figure Features

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 28, 2016

This week in Q&A - Awesome Features in Recent Star Wars Figures - will they return? I wouldn't get your hopes up. Articulation - so how exactly are they making bigger figures with more articulation at a lower price for Marvel now? Heck if I know. And the big stuff from other companies - well, thanks to the wonder that is the gag order, I ain't tellin'.

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,266: Hassk Thug (The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 26, 2016

Skunk ape?  Balding ape?  Varmik?  It's the Hassk Thug, a McQuarrie-inspired triplet which is one of very few denizens of the castle on Takodana to get a figure.   It's one of those things fans need to start demanding, like a Lin-Manuel Miranda for some reason or another.  Anyway, how is he?  I'd say get one, but read on to see what I wrote in the review.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,265: Kylo Ren Unmasked (The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 25, 2016

We're back - but not every day!   I gotta sleep once in a while.  Let's look at the nifty Kylo Ren Unmasked, released earlier this year and unlikely to be at a store near you.  He was popular.   He's also more than an old body with a new head - Hasbro did the work on this one.

Q&A: Star Wars Toys, International Stuff, and Ladies in Plastic

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 21, 2016

This week in Q&A - The Next Figures. No, you didn't miss them - there's a big launch around the corner. And vehicles and figures - they're toys now? Yes. Finally, is it too soon for #WheresRey to have any real change on the toy line for Rogue One? As long time readers know, it's time to buckle up and lower those expectations. It takes a long time to change direction.

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

The Best Star Wars Games You've Never Seen

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The AVClub put together a wonderful round up of unreleased video game news.   Did you know about the Darth Vader spin-off of Rogue Squadron, or the game focusing on Chewbacca's years as a bounty hunter during the "dark times?"   If not, this is must-read, must-watch stuff.   There are links, there are videos, and there will be tears over the things you've missed.  Click here to check it out.  It's called "George Lucas ruining a Chewbacca game was just one of LucasArts’ woes."

New Clocks, Rugs for Star Wars Coming to Japan from Sega

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 16, 2016

SEGA - yes that SEGA - is putting out some new consumer goods for Star Wars in Japan.   For when not just any clock will do, there are new Cloud City and Stormtrooper models.   In addition to that, the AT-AT Mat (or MAT-AT) is coming for your bathroom needs.  NCS has pre-orders for these slated for later this year.

Q&A: Big Star Wars Ships, Future Movie Toy Lines, and Exclusives

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 14, 2016

This week in Q&A - X-Wings in XL! Is it realistic to expect a giant version of the sequel trilogy vehicle? And Lessons Learned from The Force Awakens - should we expect a change for Rogue One toys? (Not really - they were in development before that line hit.) Also Exclusives because why not.

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