Action Figures

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,967

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 27, 2012

This Expanded Universe Tri-Droid came from a hard-to-find Battle Pack which is actually quite good.  The unique take on the droid has a blood red Separatist symbol plus a lot of black, meaning it's like a goth robot or something.  It deprograms itself so it feels something.  Is it worth getting?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,966

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 26, 2012

It's Snaggletooth, sort of!  From Target's still-available Vintage 3-Packs, this is an update of the creature from the first movie, but it doesn't look a lot like the original Kenner action figure.  It's really cool though. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,965

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 25, 2012

As one of the last Christmas figures, this Holiday Jawa works as a non-Christmas figure too.  He's holding a 3 3/4-inch scale Training Remote, an accessory which to this day still hasn't really been done for full-height action figures.  Beyond the retooled arms and unique eyes, it's like the wonderful 1996 Jawa action figure.  Did you get one?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,964

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 24, 2012

Hey kids, it's Santa Yoda!  One of four "Holiday Edition" sets (and one of only two that ended up at the intended retailer), Yoda managed to give fans a new sculpt with some swell accessories, all based on a vintage Ralph McQuarrie painting.  It even came with a Christmas Card!  It's a heck of an ice figure for 2003, despite the then-high price of about $12.95.

TRU: 2013 Class I Vehicles Online And In Stores

By Mike — Monday, December 24, 2012

The all new 2013 Class I Vehicles featuring the new green and mean Yoda line look is now available online and in stores at ToysRUs.com for $23.99 each!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,963

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 21, 2012

It's a blue R9-Series Astromech Droid! It's at Star Tours in Orlando, so if you want one, it'll cost you.  I think it's worth it.  The figure, I mean.  The trip?  Who knows.  I don't know where you live.  Maybe it'll be worth escaping the terrors that is the holiday season.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,962

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 20, 2012

This Pit Droid came out earlier in the year and was sold in a few configurations.  It's the same figure, though.  Did you get one?  You probably should. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,961

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 19, 2012

This R2-D2 is pretty amazing.  Downsized and packed with features, it's actually worth the ten bucks.  Those glasses?  Removable.  The lightsaber pops up, a sensorscope is included, this is really the best R2-D2 you can buy.  Except it's shorter than every other Astromech you own.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,960

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Possibly appearing in an underpriced 8-pack at a Walmart near you,  this late-arriving Obi-Wan Kenobi is actually pretty good.  I hate that the battery is sealed inside, but the design other than that isn't half bad.  He's bulkier to fit the electronics, but the removable "skirt" lets him sit and the detail is quite good.  Should you get one?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,959

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 17, 2012

It's the Shock Trooper, 2012 style!  The sculpt is thinner, the deco is crisp, but it lacks some of the damage from before.  I like it. And thankfully, you can probably find it out.  Want to know more?

M.T.T.: Retract The Rack!

By Mike — Sunday, December 16, 2012

The M.T.T. has some awesome play features, as seen in this demo video/commercial from Hasbro! Retract the Rack!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,958

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 14, 2012

The Blue R4-Series Astromech Droid is like R2-D2 with a pointier head.  Well, part of it anyway. Big thanks to our pal Shannon for his assistance in making sure this guy got here where he belongs.  Was it worth it?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,957

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 13, 2012

This Luke Skywalker in his Bespin outfit is one of my favorite figures of the year.  Also, all time.  It's wonderful.  Crisp lines in his outfit are remarkable.  A working holster is awesome.  Yellow hair is oh-so-retro.  He can stand, sit, and requires little futzing to get him to behave as a good toy should.  Hasbro, you've done well in my book!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,956

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It's Darth Maul, as seen on TV and likely at a Target near you.  With a nifty spinning mechanism integrated into the weapon (rather than the figure) it's a rather clever new take on an existing outfit.  Is it worth shelling out for?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,955

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 11, 2012

This AT-ST Driver was released a few months ago and is probably still at a Kmart near you. (That is, if there's a Kmart near you.)  It's based on the 2010 Target-exclusive release, but with Return of the Jedi-themed decoration and a sweller helmet.   If they were cheaper, I'd buy more.