Action Figures

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,101: Shadow Stormtrooper Commander (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 13, 2014

I got this swell Shadow Stormtrooper Commander 6-inch action figure in the mail over the weekend, and it is indeed swell.  Essentially a black, backpack-free Sandtrooper, it's basically exactly what you would want in such a thing.  3 guns cast in dark grey. Pauldron.   Glossy helmet lenses.  Read on!

Star Wars NYCC - Official Rebels Hero Series Deluxe Zeb Hasbro Pictures

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Apparently Zeb has a cool hat!  This is the Star Wars Rebels Hero Series Deluxe Zeb action figure.  Enjoy it in good health. There are pictures after the jump.

Star Wars NYCC - Official Mission Series Action Figures Hasbro Pictures

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This is exhausting.  At NYCC, Hasbro also revealed new Mission Series Star Wars Action Figures 2-packs.  R2-D2 and Yoda, Ezra Bridger as Imperial Cadet and Kanan Jarrus again, Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise and Princess Leia, plus Hoth Luke and Hoth Han are all on deck.

Star Wars NYCC - Official Saga Legends Action Figures Hasbro Pictures

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Saga Legends continues! NYCC reveals were designed to make the kids of the 1980s ecstatic with Lando Calrissian in Skiff Guard Disguise, Han Solo in Bespin Jacket, plus Luke Skywalker in X-Wing Pilot outfit.  It's a good day!

Star Wars NYCC - Official 3 3/4-Inch Black Series Hasbro Pictures

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ah, armchair reporting! It's great.  Hasbro sent along a batch of photos of new Star Wars goodness from their "Twas The Night Before Party."  In here, you'll find 3 3/4-inch Star Wars The Black Series C-3PO, Princess Leia in Boushh Disguise, Mosep Binneed, Commander Thorn, Han Solo in Carbonite, and a pair of Jawas!  What's not to love?

Hasbro Reveals New Star Wars, Transformers Before NYCC

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 8, 2014

While my budget for travel basically covers trips to toy stores and the occasional bike ride to Wal-Mart, I'm seeing a ton of great coverage from  New York City at the Hasbro party before New York Comic Con.  New 6-inch and 3 3/4-inch Star Wars figures were shown, as are some nifty new Transformers toys.  Seeing as you can get all-new Leia Boushh figures in regular and extra-large sizes, clearly it's a great time to be alive.

UPDATED with more links to Mission Series and Saga Legends images.

Concept Armor Boba Fett: 40,000 More En Route

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, September 20, 2014

Steven Anne is the toy buyer for Walgreens, and on Twitter he confirms solid cases of 8 Concept Armor Boba Fetts are coming in November.  The 6-inch Black Series action figure is in circulation now, potentially mixed with other Star Wars characters like Luke, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and a redeco Sandtrooper which should be in stores elsewhere real soon.  He writes:

Six Second Toy Talk: Star Wars Rebels Mission Series The Ghost (Toys R Us Exclusive)

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, September 20, 2014

Toys R Us' new Hasbro exclusive Star Wars Rebels Mission Series The Ghost action figure set is making the rounds for $19.99 a pop if you can find it. (My closest store doesn't seem to have any yet.)  In it, you get Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger - which may be identical to the single-carded versions, we'll see - plus an exclusive holographic Obi-Wan Kenobi.  It's quite nice.   I have 3 short videos (one for each) after the break.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,100: Ezra Bridger (Star Wars Rebels Mission Series The Ghost)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Because we're well past the point where making "Better than Ezra" jokes are funny, let's just say that Hasbro's Ezra Bridger turned out quite nicely.  There's a lot of deco and fun details on a figure with only 5 points of articulation.  There's also no gun, no lightsaber, not a single luxury.  Like Robinson Crusoe, it's just a helmet.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,099: Kanan Jarrus (Star Wars Rebels Mission Series The Ghost)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Unless there are running changes we don't know about, there should be three versions of this Kanan Jarrus in circulation before Thanksgiving.  One is in the Toys R Us exclusive 3-pack, another is packaged with the Phantom at Target, and the third is individually carded in the Saga Legends assortment.  It's a nice figure - good sculpt, clean deco, and it stands nicely too.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,098: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars Rebels Secret Exclusive Figure 2014)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 15, 2014

For the first time in years, I'm actually really pleased with a holographic figure!   Obi-Wan Kenobi is exclusive to Toys R Us and started showing up in my neck of the woods over the weekend.  The set has 3 figures and is $19.99, and is arguably worth the asking price.   He has one point of articulation - and I'm scratching my head to name another full-size 3 3/4-inch humanoid Star Wars figure with only one joint - with a really wonderful sculpt and pose. And he's hollow.  Read on!

Star Wars Rebels - New Toys R Us Exclusive In Stores Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, September 13, 2014

Despite having just reset recently, Toys R Us stores are re-resetting with a new area filled with Marvel and Star Wars - Hasbro and LEGO mixed - near their usual spot in the stores.  New toys are hitting right now, including the Mission Series: The Ghost set pictured here.  The Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus figures are assumed similar (if not identical) to the regular releases, but you'll note that there's a blacked-out window there for a third figure.

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By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Ad: The new guys are up for order!  Click here to order Star Wars The Black Series Wave 6 3 3/4-inch action figure sets or cases at Entertainment Earth The case features free shipping in the USA!

Characters include Starkiller, Darth Malgus, R5-G19, Hoth Luke Wampa Attack, Episode III Darth Vader, and Yoda Jedi Training.

Six Second Toy Talk: The Black Series Ree-Yees Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 29, 2014

With three eyes, Ree-Yees has been one of the more recognizable aliens form the Star Wars saga since his 1983 action figure debut. Kenner refreshed him in 1998 and this 2014 edition is the first new one in over a decade. He's a big upgrade on almost every possible metric, minus a new ball joint in the waist popping apart easily which means he pretty much can't sit. However, he does have sculpted trigger fingers which was nothing short of amazing. Go ahead and get one. Also note cameos by Boba Fett and the previous Kenner Ree-Yees figures in Six Second Toy Talk, after the break.

Six Second Toy Talk: The Black Series Darth Vader Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tired of video previews of action figures that take a whole minute - or worse, several minutes?  In the amount of time it would take you to think "yes" to yourself, you could already be watching this Six Second Toy Talk: The Black Series Darth Vader Action Figure video - and almost done with it.  Check it out, after the jump.