Action Figures

Video Review: Emperor's Royal Guard Star Wars The Vintage Collection Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hey kids, it's the Emperor's Royal Guard!  The new Vintage version is a pretty slick figure with all of the bells and whistles you might expect from a 2012 figure, with one major missing feature.  What is it?  Well, watch the review after the break, true believers!

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By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Silver and Red Droid Factory R2-Series Astromech Droid  is very much like R2-M5, but it's a little bit more orange and has a hole in his head for the purposes of hats.  This is a good reason to buy a figure.  Hats = better.  This one is shown in Mickey Mouse ears, but... geez, if that isn't an apt metaphor for the  last few weeks I don't know what is.

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By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 12, 2012

Sith happens! Hahahaha  kill me.  This Darth Vader is showing up in greater numbers after debuting as a swell Comic-Con 2012 International exclusive.  It's basically the Vintage figure with some new  bits.  Is it worth the $10?

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By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 9, 2012

Based on the last season of the original Clone Wars cartoon, this Anakin Skywalker figure is tarted up with leech secretions and looks pretty dang great!  Sure, we got a "realistic" version later but this is where the unique look came from.  You want one, right?

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By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 8, 2012

So Adi Gallia got her last new figure around 2004, which was itself a retool of the 1999 figure, which wasn't that great in the first place.  She can sit, and a Stass Allie figure was released at the same time that is, for all intents and purposes, the same dang figure.  It's part of the Jedi High Council set, so fans elevate her higher than the figure deserves, and diorama display people will probably want this one too.

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By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, November 7, 2012

This R2-D2 is pretty slick, and has been released twice so far... each time as an exclusive.  The uniquely sculpted figure has blown-open panels and exposed wiring, effectively making this a "dead" R2-D2.  It's wonderful.

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By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ahhh this is a good one.  Thanks to my pal Shannon for helping me to get the Black R6 Series Astromech Droid, one of my favorites from the new Droid Factory at Disney Hollywood Studios Orlando.  Is it worth tracking down?

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By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 5, 2012

Here's an interesting one which shares a name with a popular menu item at a place like going for lunch.  Shu Mai is a bright, colorful figure with excellent detail, limited articulation, and she's part of a pretty decent gift set that's actually pretty cheap these days.

Video Review: Weequay Star Wars The Vintage Collection Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 2, 2012

OK, so who do we got going on tonight?  Looks like Weequay, a remake of a figure which has been, historically, one of the best.  Kenner did an awesome one in 1983, and another great one in 1997.  The 2012 Vintage Collection release is pretty swell, too.  You'll want to see this one up close... or just watch the video after the jump.

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By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 2, 2012

Did you find the last Clone Wars figure of 2012 yet?  It came out a few months ago.  It's a weak year.  Commander Fox is basically a redeco mishmash of other figures, and the deco ain't perfect.  It's neat, though.  The toy arguably looks better than the TV show design.  Oh, and there's a video too.

Video Review: Nien Nunb Star Wars The Vintage Collection Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 1, 2012

Let's look at another new Vintage action figure - but be warned, I hear they're starting to sell out and it hasn't even been a week since they hit! Today it's the updated Nien Nunb, which is a new version of the 1983 and 1997 figures, both of which were exceptional in their days and are still quite good. Now he has a blaster based on the boxy 1980s version, plus a 1997-esque rifle and 14 points of articulation. I love it. I assume you will too. Watch the video after the break!

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By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 1, 2012

The early animated Clone Wars figures are superb, underrated gems of the collectible toy world.  They're more statues than action figures, but are cheap and pretty gorgeous.  And my stats say you won't read about General Grievous or the other figures in this line... why not?  Don't you like nice things?  You really ought to check these out. 

Video Review: Lumat Star Wars The Vintage Collection Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Oh yes, it's Lumat!  More than just a Graak repaint, this figure is a redeco of the new Logray body with some swell new additions.  It's an online exclusive, plus one of the last remakes of unmade 1980s action figures.  Should you care?  I do, this is one of my favorite Ewoks of the year... and we got a bunch in 2012.  Watch the video after the jump!

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By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Since Hasbro gave us the "Who's Who" of Attack of the Clones when the movie first hit, by 2010, it was time to move on to "Who's That?"  Nicanas Tassu is the Jedi who tosses a couple of lightsabers to our heroes, and then is pretty easy to ignore after that.  Is a new head on a Mace Windu body worth a look? 

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By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The delayed (twice, actually) Nom Anor came out a few months ago, allowing us to cross another "announced but not released" action figure off the list.  He's ugly... really ugly.  The Yuuzhan Vong figure comes with a giant staff, a decent cloak, and some snap-on armor pieces.  Is it worth your while?