Action Figures

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,568: Jarek Yaeger (Resistance line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 14, 2019

You probably should go run out and buy this Jarek Yaeger (Resistance line look)  if you see it.  It's a good human figure, with a good droid and a swappable head helmet accessory.  I don't assume there will be many more waves of Resistance, so go ahead and get the set unless you hate 1980s-style articulation that really works.  Read on!

New Glyos Tribute Figure - Walruden!

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 7, 2019

It's up! A new figure based on the Robo-Force mold is just one of several new releases from Onell Design, but the one you care about is Walruden.  It's available now but the final photography is being withheld - you'll see it first when it arrives, and it'll probably be colored just like Walrus Man.  Click here to see what's available.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,566: Kaz Xiono (Resistance line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 7, 2019

Starring in Resistance is Kaz Xiono (Resistance line look)!  You're probably not watching the show, but Hasbro did a good job with the figure.  It has a nice silhouette, stands and sits well, and feels like a classic Kenner action figure (made in 2019.)  The face paint is really good too - read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,565: Imperial Patrol Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 5, 2019

I really like the Imperial Patrol Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch).  You can see elements of other troopers in here, like shins from various Rogue One troopers, a helmet that looks like a mutant Stormtrooper, and body armor that's vaguely recalling the 1983 Biker Scouts.  Read on!

New Star Wars-Themed Glyos Figure This Week?

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 3, 2019

3700 I'm writing that as a question, but the answer is probably "yes."  Onell Design have been dropping about 1 Kenner-colored tribute figure every month, and we've been looking at the likes of Hammerden, Greeden, and Pheytooth as they come up.  At 9:30 PM EST this Thursday, Onell Design will be releasing new figures. But we don't know which ones yet, because that's a big part of the fun.

(Update 2/5/2019: a comment in that posting from Onell Design confirms the identity of the figure in question. And he doesn't like you.)

3-D Print Your Own Star Wars Droids

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 3, 2019

3699 My pal Phil pointed me to a Thingiverse page by Tony "Isotelus" Kramer with dozens of 3-D printable droids and it's pretty impressive.  While Hasbro and Lucasfilm focus mostly on the main characters, fan-made creations may be more and more common as these made-on-demand figures look pretty spiffy.  If you have a 3-D printer (and I don't) you may wish to give these a try. 

ICYMI: Onell Design Glyos Hammerden Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 23, 2019

A few weeks ago Onell Design shipped out Hammerden, a Hammerhead-colored take on the Pheyden action figure.  It's pretty cool!  I posted a review here.  It has since sold out, but along with Greeden and Pheytooth it's a pretty swell group of aliens.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,562: Stormtrooper (Galaxy of Adventures)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 21, 2019

This Stormtrooper (Galaxy of Adventures) is in tubes and possibly in a store near you. The detail and plastic are above and beyond what we've seen in the past, as is his height.   It's pretty spectacuar, and you're being charged accordingly.  Is it worth it?  Yes.  Is it worth army building at that price?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,561: L3-37 (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 19, 2019

This L3-37 (The Black Series 6-Inch)  is a nifty release from Solo: A Star Wars Story. She has a lot of astromech parts and is a self-made bot according to lore!  The articulation is good, the deco is nice, and the design is totally unique.  Read on!

Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Star Wars: The Retro Collection

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Star Wars goes Kenner! Six reissues and one new vintage-style "ReAction"-esque figure are seemingly exclusive to Target, and of course sold out preorders in seconds. Hopefully Target and Hasbro don't pull a Spinosaurus and keep them coming all year long!

Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Star Wars: The Black Series

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Star Wars: The Black Series! The 6-inch line showed very little you hadn't seen (or seen hinted at) before. The presentation had Doctor Aphra and her droids, plus the previously seen Chopper and Ezra Bridger. More surprising were 20th Anniversary Episode I "vintage" packaging for Celebration in Chicago.

Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Gets Hyperreal

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Star Wars gets too real! $80 for Hasbro's most decked-out Darth Vader ever. A metal skeleton boasting more articulation than ever before inside a soft rubber skin makes one wonder what that means for long-term viability, but the A+ deco and optional hands might make you just buy it anyway.

Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Star Wars The Vintage Collection

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Playsets! Vehicles! Reissues! Retools!  Hasbro takes you on a rollercoaster of love for the first 30 minutes of Return of the Jedi in The Vintage Collection this year. Exclusives are coming - some presoldout out before the official announcement - so buckle up for a fascinating and frustrating year!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,560: Han Solo (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 14, 2019

We got a new Star Wars movie in 2018, but people didn't see it.  The name didn't appear on the toy packages.  You couldn't even get its star as a basic figure - Han Solo only came as a pack-in during the Solo: A Star Wars Story launch in theaters.  While not everyone loves all the new movies, it's hard to fathom why you wouldn't give kids access to the movie's title character in the basic assortment - as far as I know, for any franchise, this is kind of unprecedented. The figure was packed with a sound reader, which itself required a firmware update that wasn't offered for weeks after launch - and as of today, still isn't fully functional.  But was the figure nice? Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,559: Klaatu (Skiff Guard, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Another new classic Original Trilogy figure? Two in one year? We're being spoiled!  Klaatu (Skiff Guard, The Vintage Collection) hadn't been retouched this century, so a remake seemed timely.  It seems to have more color than the actual costume from the movie, and the exceptional kind of articulation that qualifies as "standard" in 2019.  You know you want one - I assume you're buying one.  Read on!