Q&A: Parodies, Costumes, Droid Factory 2013, Comics, Boxes

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 18, 2012

More questions! Will this week's Q&A address how Disney may affect the Tonnika Sisters? Sort of. What's the scoop with fan-sanctioned stuff going forward? And just for fun let's dump on street dates some more, because everyone hates them, a and if you don't, you should. Be sure to send in your questions for next time, too!

Galactic Hunter Video Theater Presents: Ewoks - Sunstar vs. Shadowstone

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, November 17, 2012

As a kid, the TV show Ewoks was a pretty significant part of my Star Wars experience. After all, as of 1983 they were basically the new direction of the franchise with two spin-off films and 26 half-hours on the teevee. The characters saw some rather severe redeisgns along with some pretty creative villains drawing from existing concepts and fantastic newness. This week we look at Sunstar vs. Shadowstone, which stood out in my head for years as a massive mighty magic match-up between Logray, the Ewok Medicine Man, and Morag, the Tulgah Witch.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,938

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 16, 2012

It's the new Aayla Secura!  This is a great upgrade for a figure most of us thought was pretty good - the new 2012 edition has amazing articulation, more gear, and an improved paint job.  The 2005 one was already really good, so you'll want to see what's on the table this time around.

Star Wars Action Figures Inducted To National Toy Hall Of Fame

By Mike — Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's been way overdue, but Star Wars action figures have been inducted to the National Toy Hall of Fame for 2012, along with Dominoes. With over $20 billion in sales generated since 1978, Star Wars action figure toys beat out Clue, Lite Brite, and the Magic 8 Ball for the honor.

Gentle Giant: November 2012 Solicitations

By Mike — Thursday, November 15, 2012

Gentle Giant has released their latest solicitations featuring new and exciting product slated for release in Q2 2013, including the phenomenal "realistic" Spider Maul Statue and the animated style Dewback and Sandtrooper.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,937

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 15, 2012

Love it or hate it, it's hard to deny that this Darth Maul has the best portrait on any version of the character at this scale.  It's awesome.  The articulation is a little light, but the figure looks better and stands more easily than his siblings.  Can we call this one a "win"?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,936

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Here's a neat repaint from a Battle Pack earlier this year.  Clone Trooper Hardcase is a new-ish figure in that he's a new character based on a familiar mold, and arguably worth the price of admission.  Did you get yours yet?

Dark Horse: February 2013 Solicitations

By Mike — Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dark Horse releases their solicitations for February 2013. Titles include the second issue of the new ongoing Star Wars series, Agents of the Empire: Hard Targets, and Prisoner of Bogan #4.

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By Mike — Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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GHR: Target.com Has Wolf Pack

By Mike — Wednesday, November 14, 2012

You now have another option for the 104th Battalion "Wolf Pack" Gift Set as Target.com now has it in stock for $29.99 each. The Gift Pack, originally intended as a Walmart exclusive, includes Plo Koon, Clone Commander Wolffe, Clone Trooper Sinker, and Clone Trooper Boost.

SWAN 370: Clone Taper Caper

By Mike — Wednesday, November 14, 2012

At Five Below stores across the country an unusual figure is showing up.  It was first reported at Jedi Temple Archives.com and has been spotted by many collectors, including Arnie and Marjorie of Star Wars Action News.  It's a variant of the 212th Battalion Clone Trooper with a more detailed, more white helmet.  But the odd thing is, the figure has seemingly been opened, then taped back shut.  Have you found this new variant?

Galactic Hunter Video Theater Presents: The Clone Wars - A Test of Strength

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 13, 2012

This week on The Clone Wars: adventures in Padawan-sitting! While last week's episode looked expensive, "A Test of Strength" cuts the budget by keeping us on a ship for most of the episode with fewer new characters added to the mix. The Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, guest-stars as one of the best new characters the show has ever seen while Hondo Ohnaka returns for a more villainous appearance. As always, spoilers and video await you!

Video Review: Emperor's Royal Guard Star Wars The Vintage Collection Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hey kids, it's the Emperor's Royal Guard!  The new Vintage version is a pretty slick figure with all of the bells and whistles you might expect from a 2012 figure, with one major missing feature.  What is it?  Well, watch the review after the break, true believers!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,935

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Silver and Red Droid Factory R2-Series Astromech Droid  is very much like R2-M5, but it's a little bit more orange and has a hole in his head for the purposes of hats.  This is a good reason to buy a figure.  Hats = better.  This one is shown in Mickey Mouse ears, but... geez, if that isn't an apt metaphor for the  last few weeks I don't know what is.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,934

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 12, 2012

Sith happens! Hahahaha  kill me.  This Darth Vader is showing up in greater numbers after debuting as a swell Comic-Con 2012 International exclusive.  It's basically the Vintage figure with some new  bits.  Is it worth the $10?