The Complete Black Series Action Figure Checklist

In 2013, Hasbro made the decision to create a collector focused scale of super-articulated 6" figures. This Black Series line of figures became very popular with collectors who were used to super-detailed and highly posable figures from The Vintage Collection 3 3/4" line. This line which has grown exponentially with each year was not the first time Hasbro attempted a 6" line. During the Power of the Jedi line, which followed the highly overproduced Episode I line of figures, Hasbro debuted the extremely short-lived "Mega" action figure line. This line featured just three figures which had action features and sculpts which featured limited points of articulation. In 2015 with the release of The Force Awakens a third 6" toy line was introduced but this time, these [...]

By |2020-07-09T10:44:45-07:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Checklists, The 40th Anniversary Collection, The Black Series|

Black Series Carbonized Boba Fett Pre-Order

Happy Star Wars: Fan Celebration Day! Hasbro has asked us to join in the fun and celebrate this day by letting us reveal the next figure to be added to the popular Black Series Carbonized Collection; Boba Fett! This figure, much like many of the others coming this year, pays tribute to the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. The metallic finish on this figure and packaging looks fantastic and with The Mandolorian Carbonized figure still averaging nearly double his retail, we believe this one will be just as not and if not more. This figure is available now for pre-order in the sites listed in the press release below! Hurry up and don't miss out on this bounty! STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CARBONIZED [...]

By |2020-03-31T12:00:44-07:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: The 40th Anniversary Collection, The Black Series|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 [...]

SDCC Coverage 2017

It is that time again for the super convention San Diego Comic-Con to take place. As always with the four-day con, it begins with Preview Night on proceeding Wednesday where companies like Hasbro offer a preview of some of the items they will be showcasing at the convention. Thursday will then feature the Hasbro Preview Breakfast for members of the press and then Friday will host Hasbro's Star Wars Brand Panel at 1pm-2pm PST. Here is where you will find all of the reveals and information about what is presented at SDCC this year. We will be updating our social media pages as updates and reveals are made and then will be adding all new content to this page for a one-stop-shop for all things [...]

TOY RUN Episode 61 – Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars

This week on a very special episode of TOY RUN, Criz Bee and Jake Stevens celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the film that started it all! The hosts break down their favorite figures and toys from A New Hope, take a look at a vintage ABC news report on Star Wars toys and as always bring you the latest news from the world of collecting Star Wars action figures! But that’s not all, in this episode you will hear from listeners, authors and collectors as they share some of their favorite memories from the past four decades of Star Wars! Happy Birthday Star Wars and here’s to 40 more years of memories! Show Notes Happy Anniversary to My Brother, Star Wars 40th Anniversary Disney Store [...]

By |2017-05-25T12:54:30-07:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: The 40th Anniversary Collection, Toy Run|

Happy Anniversary to My Brother, Star Wars!

By Jake Stevens As a Bicentennial Baby, I have grown up with Star Wars for practically my entire life.  Not one memory that I can recall comes from a time without Star Wars.  Like a slightly older brother, we have spent more time playing together than any of my "siblings"; G.I. Joe, Transformers, M.A.S.K. and He-Man. The thing that has made Star Wars the sibling that I have bonded most with is that as kid he was always up for playing with my friends, and my family. Star Wars is really the ideal brother as he gives you his complete attention when its just the two of you and yet loves to be shared with the world and put on display for how awesome he [...]

By |2017-05-25T06:52:40-07:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: Holiday, The 40th Anniversary Collection, Vintage|

TOY RUN Episode 58 – Rogue One Wave 4 Review Show

On this week’s episode, your hosts Criz Bee and Jake Stevens review the latest four new figures which make up the final wave of Rogue One’s 3 ¾” action figure line. They provide their thoughts about the Hasbro Fan Figure Vote finalist, share their pursuit of the second wave of 40th Anniversary Collection 6” figures and as always bring you the weekly toy rundown of the news. All this and more in Episode 58 of TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast! Listen today and subscribe! Show Notes Buy Wave 2 Of 40th Anniversary 6" Figures Now Fan Figure Vote Round Up Fan Figure Vote Winner Discuss "How To Fix Hasbro's Fan Vote" 40th Anniversary Commercial Star Wars Celebration Orlando Collector Panels Online Disney [...]

By |2017-05-05T09:52:21-07:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: Rogue One, Star Wars Rebels, The 40th Anniversary Collection|

40th Anniversary Hasbro Commercial

Last Friday, Hasbro debuted their latest Star Wars action figure commercial and it featured something truly special. In the stop-motion animated short, it featured not only toys from Hasbro's 40th Anniversary Collection 6" line but each one of the line's vintage Kenner counterparts. This is the first commercial to truly feature Hasbro's The Black Series 6" figure line and as well as the first to use Kenner figures since the mid-80's. Look for more Kenner and Hasbro ads and commercials in our H.A.N (Hasbro Ad Network) Database.  The database is still in construction yet if you know of or have an entry that should be included please reach out to us on our social pages or at 4LOMKUSS@gmail.com. Until next time, May the Fourth Be with [...]

By |2017-05-04T23:51:11-07:00May 4th, 2017|Categories: The 40th Anniversary Collection, The Black Series, Vintage|

Hasbro’s Celebration Booth – First Look

We were able to get an early look at Hasbro's Celebration Orlando show floor booth.  While other than showing off their latest action figure and toy offerings, Hasbro has gone all out in showing their love for the history of the action figure line. The 40th Anniversary of Star Wars and Hasbro's long legacy of creating Star Wars toys is treated with great appreciation and love. While not only displaying large vintage card backs from Kenner, they pay respect to Mark Bordeaux, pay tribute to The Epic Continues, and have a timeline of every action figure line they have produced since gaining the license on June 7, 1977.

By |2017-04-12T22:49:43-07:00April 12th, 2017|Categories: 12" Figures, Star Wars Celebration, The 40th Anniversary Collection, The Black Series|

Celebration Orlando Swag – Part 1

 For those headed to Star Wars Celebration Orlando next month, you'll have the opportunity to hunt down Jake Stevens in order to obtain a 40th Anniversary edition "I'm a Star Wars Action Figure Collector" button.  Now this button, whicih is not endorsed by Lucasfilm/Disney will not be distributed at our Star Wars Space Club booth (#2653) nor at Jake's Collecting Track panel.  It will instead be Jake's own button that he'll be passing out and one that is a part of the Facebook SWCO Swag Crew.  Numbers will be limited for each day of the convention but for whose on the hunt Jake won't be hard to find.  Look for his SWAG Crew badge. Now this is the fourth button in our "I'm a Star [...]

By |2017-03-23T13:30:35-07:00March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Star Wars Celebration, The 40th Anniversary Collection|Tags: |