Mystery of the Value Figs

Since the release of The Force Awakens, Hasbro has quietly released a small series of 6" value figures in primarily international and discount store markets. These figures which we have profiled in the past, include around 4POA (points of articulation) and can be found between $6-8 each. These figures often do not receive much publicity and tend to be quietly released. Each movie released following TFA received a wave of figures and in some cases a few under scaled vehicles as well up through The Last Jedi...or so we thought. Recently new images have surfaced to show that a wave for Solo was indeed produced and more recently a new wave featuring new packaging has appeared as well. Thanks to Jayson over at we [...]

By |2019-12-07T00:28:42-08:00December 7th, 2019|Categories: Solo|

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|

Solo Toys Featured on The Simpsons

A big thanks to @ThatAndrewWard for the heads-up about this appearance of Star Wars toys on The Simpsons! This appeared on Season 30's thirteenth episode "I'm Dancing as Fat as I Can" which debuted on February 10th. Homer tries to make amends for binging his and Marge's favorite show without her; Bart prepares for "Krusty's Holiday Trample". Now this is not the first time Star Wars toys have appeared in the long-running series. In Season 6, Ralph displayed his figures in "Lisa's Rival" in 1994. And in Season 13, The Comic Book Guy's bedroom was filled with Kenner figures as well.   With 30 seasons of animation, there are more than likely more appearances and if you are aware of others, please let us know [...]

By |2019-02-27T08:24:40-08:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Solo|Tags: |

Birthday Scavenger Hunt – And the winner is…

A huge thanks to all who participated in my Birthday Scavenger Hunt! The following winner was randomly selected from a numbered list of qualified entries which was chosen from an online number randomizer. Congratulations Brian Allan Hobbs! I'll be sending you an email shortly to follow-up with your details on where to send your newly won loot below! This prize box has a retail value worth of over $200! Thank you again to all that played along and now back to proper action figure passion here at! May the Figures be with you!

By |2018-11-13T18:27:56-08:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Solo, The Black Series|Tags: |

Birthday Scavenger Hunt – Day 7: The Rec Room & The Final 4 Figures

Welcome to the final entry in my Birthday Scavenger Hunt! Here's your final reminder to make sure to look over the details on how to play and enter to win all of the toys in the prize box by visiting Day 1’s entry. My family's rec room was a place of great joy for my sister and I growing up. The classic faux wood-paneled room hosted parties, holidays and countless hours of play. Here you can see that behind the present opening from my Transformers birthday (seen on Day 5) the room also acted as an on display toy box. I seem to always prattle on about how much I loved the Micro Collection growing up and here it is on display on the top shelf, a place [...]

By |2018-11-08T23:12:03-08:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Episode 1, Solo, Star Wars "Saga", Vintage|

Birthday Scavenger Hunt – Day 2: Dagobah & Solo

The second day of my birthday game is upon us. If you are just joining us, make sure to skim off over the rules of play and how to enter Little Jake's Birthday Scavenger Hunt before proceeding. Today's entry takes us all the back to November 1982. Kenner enthusiasts can tell you this image is from '82 and not '81 (when the set was originally released) by the lack of rebate sticker on the front. I played the heck out of my Dagobah playset and my proof of this is that I lost the "sticks" that help Luke stand on his hands which was unlike me as I keep such good care of my toys growing up. I have yet to this day to pick up new ones [...]

By |2018-11-04T01:49:28-07:00November 4th, 2018|Categories: Solo|

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|

How to Finish Hasbro’s Force Link 2.0 SOLO Figure Line!

Now that Solo: A Star Wars Story has been released on Digital Download (which we have already watched twice) we can’t help but to speculate about what Hasbro will offer fans of the film over next 14 months! With some key characters from the film still missing in the 3 ¾” line, Hasbro has time before the Episode IX onslaught of merchandising takes place to really finish out the Force Link 2.0 line completely, which is something they haven’t had a chance to do with the four previous Disney-era films. This is, of course, understandable due to the pace of motion picture content Lucasfilm is currently putting out but with this break in media (pending next month’s Star Wars: Resistance series doesn’t commandeer store shelves) Hasbro [...]

By |2018-09-15T10:27:47-07:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Force Link, Solo|

TOY RUN Episode 125 – All About SOLO: A Star Wars Story Action Figures!

In this week's Toy Run - The Star Wars Action Figure Cast - we celebrate all things SOLO: A Star Wars Story! Every Force Link, Black Series, Vintage Collection, 12", Big Fig, etc. dedicated to SOLO is covered in this episode! The hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens undertake a massive 500-mile toy run with the legendary Tom Berges from and share their thoughts Portland's Rose City Comic Con, the creepy Yardbirds mall, Billy Galaxy's toy shop the amazing StarWarStore! Throw in talk of the Noris Force Con exclusive, poorly made t-shirts, the Toy Rundown of the News and a check on the TR Nation and you have Episode 125! Please make sure to tune-in, subscribe, and if so moved, leave a review on iTunes [...]

By |2018-09-14T11:09:16-07:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Convention Coverage, Solo|

Where are the 12″ Figures!?!

We here at have a guilty pleasure in our collecting habits which is that we love the modern 12" Star Wars figure line! Since the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story in April we have not had the typically 2-3 waves and store exclusives that accompany a film's release. To date, the only 12" figures from Solo to receive wide release include Han, Qi'ra and, an Imperial Patrol Trooper. A Kylo Ren is also included in this wave but it is simply a reissue from The Last Jedi. Now Hasbro has shown at various conventions additional figures but here in the States, these figures have been mostly elusive and/or non-existent. For those looking for these figures, you are in luck as we are here to point you in [...]

By |2018-08-17T01:54:12-07:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: 12" Figures, Solo|
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