Monday, December 28, 2015

Put the ball in the hole....No put the hole in the ball!

Looks like a collecting variant has popped up this time for the 3.75" BB-8. Variant collecting appeals to some and I am guilty of this one depending on how much it impacts the collectible. I love variants for the fact that it gives the hobby a little more depth, creates conversation and opens up doors to other changed collectibles. First off the BB-8 that was first released back in mid September has no peg hole and is very light. Now in later releases with the Millennium Falcon and the Forest Mission 5 pack, BB-8 now has a running change with a peg hole in the bottom and feels a lot heavier. If you passed on the Unkar's Thugs 3 pack when it came out, you might have a hard time coming across the one without a peg and hopefully this little change doesn't impact secondary market prices. I would like to thank Ric from The Astromech Collection for giving me a heads up on this interesting find.

                               

Saturday, December 12, 2015

A Sideshow Star Wars Convention Exclusive Awakens!


Totally unexpected Sideshow is releasing a exclusive Sixth Scale R2-D2 'Unpainted Prototype'. It's has every feature like the deluxe model but supports a "unique monochromatic silver finish". This will be debut December 18th-20th at the Toy Soul show in Hong Kong where visitors can place their pre-orders then this collectible will make stops all around asia. Click here at the offical Sideshow page for all the details.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Lego 2016 Sets Reveled.

Looks like there will be some pretty awesome sets coming our way in 2016. Sets range from the prequels all the way to The Force awakens, Microfighters also make a return! The Droid Escape Pod will be on the top of my list for sure. Check out the gallery here in HD!

Source: FLYGUY


Friday, December 4, 2015

BB-8 Naughty Or Nice? Holiday Short

Droids On Time

I don't usually collect magazines but this "Time" I will. Sorry for the pun but I just had to do it. The cast of Star Wars The Force Awakens just recently did a shoot for Time Magazine and they look good as ever. Click here to check out the article and photos from the shoot.

Astro Vlog #14 Holiday Gift Ideas

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Contest Time!


Friday, October 30, 2015

New droid from TFA!

Well It's not completely astromech related but it's cool to see a new droid from The Force Awakens. Check out B-U4D! Buy some cereal and you can collect all types of droid viewers. Thanks Corey from The WolfPack Podcast for the heads up!





Saturday, September 12, 2015

Episode 7 Mission Series Pre-orders at Dorksidetoys

I have been searching the stores and I have not been able to find the new mission series packs! Well I decided to go pre order my sets at Dorksidetoys.com . Click here to pre-order your sets then sit back and enjoy them when they arrive at your door.



Funko Pop BB-8 The Force Awakens Review

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Force Awaken Shirts from Walmart!

I stopped by my local Walmart after work and noticed they had these awesome shirts. So these are intended for a Force Friday release but using the force I was able to obtain them. (Some walmart workers don't care) I grabbed a punisher shirt off the same rack for the same price of $8.44 and she scanned the punisher shirt twice and I was able to purchase them with no problems. 








Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hasbros remote control BB-8 leaked

Well this is the one leak I was waiting for!  Someone at their local target came across the new remote control BB-8. One this that interests me is that it's a Target exclusive. Will it better harder to get our hands on?  I sure hope not!  Maybe it has something unique applied to it?  Next week we will find out for sure on Force Friday!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Oh how I miss Anaheim....

Well the D23 expo is just around the corner and Star Wars will be front and center. Disney Stores will offer an exclusive line called Star Wars Elite Series. I am for one very curious and look forward to this reveal. Disney did an amazing job on the die cast vehicles but die cast figure sculpts...that has me a little worried. The announcement of articulation has me pretty excited because I feel it adds something new to the collectibles realm and I am always down for something different and new in the collection. This line will be available to purchase at the expo along with D23 exclusives of C-3PO and R2-D2 and will be available this fall at Disney Stores. Yakface.com posted this and I just had to share my thoughts. D23.com


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Reminder! Funko Star Wars Dorksidetoys Exclusive POP! Vinyl R2-L3 Astromech Droid PRE-ORDER

Just a reminder! In September DorksideToys will have their first exclusive available POP! Vinyl R2-L3 Astromech Droid! Pop collectors and astromech collectors will be going crazy over this little guy seen in Attack of the Clones. Click here to jump on over to DorksideToys and Pre-Order one for yourself.


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Star Tours Holographic R2-D2 Droid Factory Review

Bringing a R5-D4 back to life

RetroBlasting uploaded a new video restoring a Star Wars fans R5-D4, The only one left from his childhood. Very sad story but Retroblasting did an amazing job bringing it back to life. Go check it out!


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Dorksidetoys Warehouse Clearance sale!

Head on over to Dorksidetoys where they are having a massive clearance sale! R5-G19 is included in the sale for $4.99. Click here to check it out!

Have a Great 4th of July!

Wishing our country a safe and outstanding 249th birthday! Hope everyone enjoys today and celebrate your independence!


Friday, July 3, 2015

R2-D2 PopTaters Review

Hallmark Star Wars Ornaments R2-Q2 & R2-X2 on Ebay.

Showing up on ebay is the EXCLUSIVE Middle East Film & COMIC CON 2015 Hallmark R2-Q2 & R2-X2 ornaments. The buy it now price is $109.99 and as of now there is only one left for this listing. I would be a buyer at 60.00 but this is too high for me and I don't purchase any of the Hallmark merchandise. Click Here to take a look!


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sideshow has announced another astromech. The beautiful R2-Q5! Get a sneak peak of this astromech at SDCC 2015. Click here to head over to Sideshow Collectibles




Monday, June 8, 2015

Star Wars Fruit Snacks!

Last friday I was doing some shopping and I came across the new Star Wars fruit snacks. I am not one for collecting food packaging but this one really caught my eye and it just stands out very well. R2-D2 being on the one side convinced me to get it and I am liking it so far  standing behind some of my collectibles. I decided to post a video about it on my youtube and that video will be posted below.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

R2-D2 Wind up Walker Review

I was very lucky to be at the vintage room sales durning celebration anaheim. I picked up a lot of great items and one of my favorites has to be the R2-D2 Wind up Walker. Check out my video review and share your thoughts on this interesting collectible.






Thursday, May 14, 2015

Droid Factory Thoughts


Droid Factory Strikes....out of nowhere!?!

Well....This was unexpected. Looks like the rumored first wave of Droid Factory has shown up at Go Calendars, What a way to wake up this morning. I can't tell you how excited I am to see the Droid Factory R2-D2 show up! We know it did show up in Black Series but to me this one is very special. First of all the packaging for this line is amazing and it represents one of the best ideas Hasbro has ever done. Trust me just get one in your hands and you will see how great this line is but bittersweet due to it's cancellation.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

New Droid Factory Pieces!

My good friend from the Facebook page Astromechs made up this great poster showcasing the new Droid Factory pieces you can now get at Disneyland and coming soon to Disneyworld! Go Check it out and build some astromechs!


Friday, May 8, 2015

New Underoos!

While at the mall I stopped by the Hot Topic and came across Underoos. I was tempted to buy them since I did not have them as a kid but found it creepy, My wife had to point out that it looks like it is for girls. Very cool they kept the old packaging design!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

R2-R9 Pop Celebration Anaheim Exclusive Review.


Sideshow R2-D2 Video review and photos incoming!

Hoping by the end of the week I will have my Sideshow R2-D2 review up and share my thoughts with the world. This collectible is outstanding and I had a blast taking photos! So stay tuned for more to come.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sideshow R5-D4 Pre-Order Live

While checking out some deals for May the 4th I came across the open Pre-order for the Sideshow Collectibles R5-D4 . Revealed at celebration anaheim 2015, This sixth scale figure offers amazing detail and features like a bad motivator! Available spring 2016. Click here to jump over to Sideshow.