Episode VII’s Title finally Awakens!

Today Lucasfilm very casually announced the title of the highly anticipated beginning of the next Star Wars trilogy; Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film, which just wrapped principle photography and is slated for a December 18th, 2015 release, has apparently dropped the numeration which was made popular by the Special Edition and Prequel trilogies. This hearkens back to the Original Trilogy which has been director JJ Abrams' main focus in the creation of this next film. A New Hope -> The Phantom Menace -> The Force Awakens The Empire Strikes Back -> Attack of the Clones -> ? Return of the Jedi -> Revenge of the Sith -> ? Falling inline with the previous first chapters of each trilogy this title is a bit vague [...]

By |2014-11-06T11:49:43-08:00November 6th, 2014|Categories: Episode VII|Tags: |

Galaxy of Toys Podcast – Episode 33 “The Do Over”

Jason and the gang from Galaxy of Toys Podcast breakdown most recent Star Wars releases and (once again) the reveals from October's "Twas the Night Before" Hasbro reveal Party at New York Comic Con. Let us know your thoughts on Episode 33 on the podcast's official Facebook page. 'Till next time, May the Figures be with you!

By |2014-11-06T08:41:43-08:00November 6th, 2014|Categories: Galaxy of Toys, New York Comic Con|

Action Figure Inflation – Part 2 “The Adjusted”

We continue our look at the pricing of Star Wars action figures and how it has evolved over the years since its inception in 1977.  We began two weeks ago with Part 1 "The Figures" which charted the evolution of Star Wars action figure price points over time.  Today we breakdown what the cost of a singled-carded action figure looks like when we take inflation into account. We referenced the CPI (Consumer Price Index) as calculated by the US Dept. of Labor for our cost adjustments and presented each as rounded to the nearest quarter on the histogram below.  This has provided a rather unique perspective on the history of Kenner and Hasbro figure pricing and shows that Hasbro is currently acting a bit outside of their norm these days.  We'll provide [...]

By |2014-11-04T11:32:14-08:00November 4th, 2014|Categories: Action Figure Charts|
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