Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Star Wars: The Black Series

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Star Wars: The Black Series! The 6-inch line showed very little you hadn't seen (or seen hinted at) before. The presentation had Doctor Aphra and her droids, plus the previously seen Chopper and Ezra Bridger. More surprising were 20th Anniversary Episode I "vintage" packaging for Celebration in Chicago.

Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Gets Hyperreal

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Star Wars gets too real! $80 for Hasbro's most decked-out Darth Vader ever. A metal skeleton boasting more articulation than ever before inside a soft rubber skin makes one wonder what that means for long-term viability, but the A+ deco and optional hands might make you just buy it anyway.

Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Star Wars The Vintage Collection

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Playsets! Vehicles! Reissues! Retools!  Hasbro takes you on a rollercoaster of love for the first 30 minutes of Return of the Jedi in The Vintage Collection this year. Exclusives are coming - some presoldout out before the official announcement - so buckle up for a fascinating and frustrating year!

Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures, Micro Force, Galactic Heroes

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Kid stuff!  While it's all kid stuff, this is the stuff they assume collectors don't want.  Galactic Heroes, Galaxy of Adventures, and Micro Force offered little new - it all leaked or was announced.  Or is on shelves!  Check it out.

Toy Fair - Hasbro Star Wars Panel Notes

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

So here are the notes from the panel - new figures, vehicles, and a playset. I can't believe it either - Walmart has a Jabba's Palace piece.

Triple Force Friday - October 4, 2019

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 15, 2019

Lucasfilm confirmed that October 4, 2019 is Triple Force Friday. That means the launch for the first toys for THe Mandalorian, Episode IX, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be shipped to stores that were already so over midnight toy launches a few years ago.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,560: Han Solo (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 14, 2019

We got a new Star Wars movie in 2018, but people didn't see it.  The name didn't appear on the toy packages.  You couldn't even get its star as a basic figure - Han Solo only came as a pack-in during the Solo: A Star Wars Story launch in theaters.  While not everyone loves all the new movies, it's hard to fathom why you wouldn't give kids access to the movie's title character in the basic assortment - as far as I know, for any franchise, this is kind of unprecedented. The figure was packed with a sound reader, which itself required a firmware update that wasn't offered for weeks after launch - and as of today, still isn't fully functional.  But was the figure nice? Read on!

Ad: New Star Wars Black Series and Toy Fair Reveals Early at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,559: Klaatu (Skiff Guard, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Another new classic Original Trilogy figure? Two in one year? We're being spoiled!  Klaatu (Skiff Guard, The Vintage Collection) hadn't been retouched this century, so a remake seemed timely.  It seems to have more color than the actual costume from the movie, and the exceptional kind of articulation that qualifies as "standard" in 2019.  You know you want one - I assume you're buying one.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Futures, Cantinas, and Thinking Pink

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 10, 2019

This week in Q&A - The Missing Cantina People! It's been 40 years - so what's the hold-up? And Spreading Star Wars across the aisle. Maybe there's hope there. Also Later 2019 products have not been discussed yet, but let's look back so we can look forward.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Our mail bag is empty. Read on!

Ad: Get a Dozen Short-Stem Roses from Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 7, 2019

Ad: Order a Dozen Short-Stem Roses at Entertainment Earth! That's 12 3 3/4-inch Rose Tico action figures for just $19.99 - for a limited time and/or while supplies last!

 

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,558: TIE Fighter Pilot (Mimban, Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 7, 2019

This TIE Fighter Pilot (Mimban, Solo: A Star Wars Story line look) was shipped in a couple of configurations, basically as the same figure but with different other stuff in the box. It's in a Solo Force Link 2.0 TIE Fighter and in Target's Mimban 6-pack.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,557: Saelt-Marae (Yak Face, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 5, 2019

It was nearly a year ago Hasbro teased us with the first glimpse of Yak Face at New York Toy Fair.  The next Toy Fair is days away, and Saelt-Marae (whatever) is here now! It's pretty good - the coloring and weapon matches up nicely to the vintage original figure, but it include the coat and a more accurate head.  You want this one - and maybe you're getting one with your Sail Barge.  Read on!

Ad: Entertainment Earth Has One Dozen Roses for Valentine's Day

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 4, 2019

Ad: Get a Dozen Roses at Entertainment Earth! Rose Tico won't wilt or let you down - and she comes with a blaster, which is sort of like thorns.

 

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Q&A: Star Wars Clearances, Quitting, and Speckled Speculation

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 3, 2019

This week in Q&A - Would a size change make you quit? It could! Super freak clearance! It's super freaky. More speculation on HasLab! Because there's nothing going on!

Be sure you send in your questions for next week. Our mail bag is empty. Read on!