More Star Wars Action Figure Appearances from Dan!

One thing we love, is finding Star Wars action figures pop-up in media and so when we are looking for new appearances we look to our resident expert Dan Geister. Dan has the sharpest eye for finding figure cameos and since we have been on quarantine there have been a lot of discoveries due to our new normal of watching an abundance of new and old media. So let's begin our update to our Lights! Camera! Action (Figures)! database with an update to a pre-existing entry! Dan sent along this update for a sequel to one of the few horror films in the database. 1987 – Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 The 1985 film Joey, which was released in North America under the name [...]

By |2020-04-25T18:31:42-07:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: 12" Figures, Kenner Cameo, The Force Awakens, Vintage|

12″ Boba joins Lights! Camera! Action (Figures)!

A huge thanks to our friend and resident '80s movie expert Dan Geister as he has passed on our lastest update to our Lights! Camera! Action (Figures)! entry. In the 1983 film, High School U.S.A., Michael J. Fox is a high schooler who wants to date a popular girl. As you can see from the image above, Kenner's 12" Large Action Figure Boba Fett makes a cameo sitting about a desk. List Boba Fett was first released in 1979 prior to his film debut in May of 1980. He was then re-released in 1980 in The Empire Strikes Back packaging once the film was released. For more appearances of Star Wars action figures in films and television, check out our Lights! Camera! Action (Figures)! in [...]

By |2020-02-15T10:04:19-08:00February 15th, 2020|Categories: 12" Figures, The Empire Strikes Back|Tags: |

2019 – A Year in Review of Star Wars Action Figures

For Star Wars action figure collectors, 2019 will be a year that will stand out and be talked about for years to come. The final year of this decade has been an unusual one in the world of figure collecting. It has provided us historic toys while also altering 40-year-old traditions and the combination of the two has us entering a new decade uncertain about the future of the hobby, especially when it comes to certain scales. We'll begin our year in review by the various figure scales Hasbro now supports. By the Numbers When it comes to the numbers, there were about 200 figures released throughout 2019 and as you can see 3 3/4" figures outnumbered the amount of 6" figures released. The breakdown [...]

The Rise of Skywalker Figures

With yesterday's World Premiere from the "blue" carpet in Hollywood, The Rise of Skywalker has finally been released onto the world. While we await the public release of the film this Thursday, December 19th, we thought we would take a minute and highlight the figures released from the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga. For Episode IX, Hasbro chose, for the first time in 40-years, not to create a dedicated line for the latest Star Wars film. Because of this, fans have seen a drastic reduction in the number of figures available at the release of a new film. Hasbro has mentioned that they have had to hold up to 75% of their product back from retailers until after the film debut due to their spoiler nature. With just [...]

By |2019-12-17T15:49:02-08:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: 12" Figures, Galaxy of Adventures, The Black Series, The Rise of Skywalker, The Vintage Collection 2|

Hero Series Triple #ForceFriday Press Release

Thanks to Hasbro, we have received the following press release and images in preparation for October 4th’s Triple Force Friday merchandise release event for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian  and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HERO SERIES STAR WARS HERO SERIES 12-INCH Figure Assortment (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Fall 2019) Enter the world of STAR WARS and launch into action and adventure! Discover a galaxy of starships and vehicles and immerse yourself in exciting stories of good versus evil against a backdrop of a galaxy populated by heroes, villains, droids, and space creatures with STAR WARS HERO SERIES 12-INCH figures! With the STAR WARS HERO SERIES figures from HASBRO, kids can imagine the action and adventure of the STAR WARS [...]

By |2019-09-28T08:03:06-07:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: 12" Figures, The Rise of Skywalker|Tags: |

Triple Force Friday Press Release Guide

With a week to go until Triple Force Friday and the launch of all of the merchandise for the final film in the Skywalker Saga, Starwars.com on their official YouTube channel hosted a star-studded reveal of new product from Hasbro, LEGO, Disney, and Funko. What followed was an avalanche of press releases and photos. To help you process everything more efficiently we will link to each of the different press releases below to help you plan your course of attack for next week's Triple Force Friday. Inspired by a trio of Star Wars entertainment including Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and The Mandalorian, we’re thrilled to share a wide range of exciting reveals from classic Hasbro Star Wars product lines including The Black Series, The Vintage [...]

Solo’s 12″ Captain Phasma, She’s Real!

After being teased for months on the 12" reissues of Wal*Mart's exclusive R2-D2 and BB-8 in SOLO packaging, we now have confirmation of Captain Phasma's existence. Thanks to  collector and all around great guy Paul Van Dyk, this 12" reissue (from The Force Awakens line) has been found in Canada. We expect that just like the two Astromech droids before her, this figure will eventually trickle down into the states in the following months. Clad in distinctive metallic armor, Captain Phasma commands the First Order's legions of troopers. Having survived the destruction of Starkiller Base, she has a personal score to settle with the Resistance. Now for those collecting this line, this figure is no different from her previous release (despite what the new description on the back of the [...]

By |2019-04-08T10:07:02-07:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: 12" Figures, Solo, The Force Awakens|

Interviews with Hamill & Figures

On March 21st, 1997 Mark Hamill was still on this Special Edition promo tour when he stopped by The Big Breakfast, Channel 4's morning interview show in the UK. Throughout the interview, Hamill shares his knowledge of Star Wars toys while showing off some vintage and modern figures and vehicles. Featured in the clip is a Power of the Force 2 Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter as well as a Dagobah Luke figure from the POTF2 line. Also shown is a 12" vintage Kenner Chewbacca and a minty carded 1978 Luke Skywalker figure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9IfdQpv7NQ Now we take you back 17 years in time from the previous clip to an interview with Hamill and Harrison Ford from The Empire Strikes Back press junket. During the premiere [...]

By |2018-12-15T07:21:35-08:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: 12" Figures, The Power of the Force 2, Vintage|

Birthday Scavenger Hunt – Day 6: T-Shirts & 12″

As we enter Day 5 of my Birthday Scavenger Hunt make to look over the details on how to play and how to enter to win all of the toys in the prize box by visiting Day 1’s entry. I have a deep love for Star Wars t-shirts. My Mother keeps me in steady supply as I tend to still pick up 3-4 per holiday. For over a decade I have coached middle school track and field and multiple years I have shown the team that I could wear a different Star Wars shirt on every day of practice. Here you can see Leia, who was featured in Day 3, is helping me show off my new gift as I am trying not to wet myself because the [...]

By |2018-11-08T09:26:49-08:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: 12" Figures|

Solo: A Star Wars Story 12″ Figure Update

Thanks to Canadian collector Paul Van Dyke, we have received images of the latest 12" Hero figures which have shown up in Canada. Although unannounced by Hasbro and Wal*mart, the mega-retailer now has an exclusive wave which features three previously released figures. For a look at very modern 5POA 12" figure released to date, check out our 12" Action Figure Hero Visual Guide. Below you will find the entire Solo: A Star Wars Story 12" figure line which began in April of this year and continues to slowly ease onto retail shelves in North America. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Hero Series 12” Figures -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wave 1 Han Solo Han Solo reinvents himself after leaving behind his old life. Now, Solo is growing increasingly comfortable [...]

By |2018-10-04T21:43:39-07:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: 12" Figures, Solo|