Before the new year makes too many new memories, join the cast of Galaxy of Toys Podcast for their 8th Annual Best and Worst Star Wars action figure episode! The year 2020 saw lots of firsts (some good but most bad) but how did it all fair when it came to collecting Star Wars action figures? Tune in and listen as Jason Luttrull (Galaxy of Toys), Matt Fox (This Week in Star Wars), Ryan Beise (MrByZ Reviews), Chris Moorehead, Jayson Krebsbach (Yakface.com) and Jake Stevens (From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com) as they share their picks for the year. Join us as we discuss our favorite and least favorite Star Wars toys released in 2020. Have a safe and Happy New Year! Please send questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE 7/23/2020 - Great News! It appears that the frustration seen across the internet from fans, sites and collectors about the issues with Target's Galaxy's Edge (and GI Joe Classified) pre-orders, Hasbro and Target have agreed to open the Smuggler's Run Falcon back up for orders this Friday! We received the update from Hasbro this morning: The Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Galaxy’s Edge Millennium Falcon Smuggler’s Run Vehicle will be available again for pre-order starting tomorrow, 7/24, at 10AM EST in limited quantities at Target. Following the pre-sale or shall we say pre-sale-outs of the Target exclusive Galaxy's Edge merchandise, we were provided with the official press images and information by Hasbro. These images give us a better look at what is new and not new about the [...]
In the wee hours of the morning, Starwars.com released an announcement about Galaxy's Edge-themed merchandise coming to Target stores on August 30th. These exclusives include three different Hasbro items consisting of two 6" figures and one very large 3 3/4" vehicle. Rumored for many months now, Captain Cardinal and DJ-R3X will be joining The Black Series and after years of speculation and requests, the BMF aka the Legacy Falcon will be re-released with some upgrades to reflect the version found in the Disney Parks. As exciting as these sets are, the hype surrounding them quickly faded as many fans and collectors (mostly on the West Coast) were left a bit stunned as these items became available for pre-sale at 6 AM PST and sold-out [...]
Thanks to the Disney Parks Blog, we now know a new 3 3/4" Disney Parks Exclusive Build-a-Droid playset will be released with the debut of the new attraction, Rise of the Resistance. The set appears to include a black and blue R5 droid and a vehicle that is part of the ride. Previews for the addition to Galaxy's Edge is undergoing previews right now and will open tomorrow in Florida and in Anaheim in mid-January. We are excited about this new set and plan on adding it (along with the last two releases) to our Build-a-Droid guide this holiday season! The following is a brief description of the collectible: Guests can purchase a collectible toy inspired by the attraction vehicle. The item will be available [...]
Seven years in the making, our guide for every Droid Factory figure released in the Disney Parks is once again complete and up-to-date! We have added not only the three new sets from Galaxy's Edge which include color-changing properties but also added the just-released Halloween droid for 2019; R5-BOO19! Our 100% complete visual guide to everything (piece and release) of Disney's Build-a-Droid series can be found here or by hitting the pic below. While we were in the studio, we took some comparison photos of each character with their Droid Factory counterparts. These pics you will not find in the visual guide and in most instances, the newest version is featured on the far right (except for the new R4 below which is front and [...]
As stated yesterday, we have returned from our Summer vacation from the Happiest Place on Earth: Disneyland! As one might expect our main reason for going was to immerse ourselves in the new world of Batuu! The Black Spire Outpost in Galaxy's Edge is full of an insane number of Star Wars references from all over fandom. The experience visiting the marketplace, Oga's Cantina, Hondo's Ohnaka Transport Solutions and Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities is truly magical for any fan of the Star Wars universe. But it should go without saying, one of the details found in Dok-Ondar's shop stood out to use beyond all others. Just over the shoulder of Dok himself sits a Kenner cameo going back to 1979! Blue Snaggletooth's head and trademark belt [...]
With just 10 days until the official opening of Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland, we are getting excited not just an amazing immersive Star Wars experience but for the latest additions to the Star Wars Droid Factory line. As revealed at Star Wars Celebration Chicago last month, two new multi-packs and a playset will be joining the line which has been in continual production since 2012. In speaking with the designers of this line, we were able to confirm that the 3 3/4" Build-a-Droid line will continue but not as a part of Galaxy's Edge or the Droid Depot. We also learned that there will be another upcoming Holiday exclusive droid and as the holiday season for Disney begins in August, it is unclear on which holiday [...]
When it comes to celebrating Star Wars, there is no other event that can outdo the epic nature of Star Wars Celebrations. Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, from April 11th to April 15th, Lucasfilm and Disney brought in the biggest names from the Saga in addition to the 100’s of exhibitors, creators, vendors, fan groups, collectors and influences to share in the fun. Here we will chronicle our adventures each and every day of the mega-convention celebrating that galaxy far, far away. Day Two - Panels and Booths The second day of the con kicked off with the Star Wars: Episode IX panel. Just like the last 2 Celebrations, the panel featured most of the cast of the movie and premiered the first teaser trailer. This time we added the additional reveal [...]