Action Figures

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,908

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 5, 2012

There were about 25 unique domes released at Star Tours for the Droid Factory setup, and the Black and White R8-Series Astromech Droid is one of my favorites.  It has no big eye to speak of, but its head has a built in nacho dip bowl.

Star Wars + Angry Birds = ?

By Mike — Friday, October 5, 2012

Since 2009, Rovio's Angry Birds has been a bonafide pop cultural sensation. The game  and its fun, cartoonish characters have crossed over into apparel, plush, food, beverages, books, and television. Today, a teaser posted on the Angry Birds Tumblr page suggests Jedi cloaks, lightsabers, and much more.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,907

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 4, 2012

There are a lot of Clone Trooper figures, to the point where there are so many variants and repaints that some items are the stuff of legends.  This green redeco of the crouching mold from the 3-packs which were sold at the back half of 2003 were like pre-posed army soldiers, what you see is basically what you get.  Despite promotional images showing packs of 3 uniquely colored troopers being distributed, sets always had 3 white troopers or 2 white and 1 colorful trooper.  Some were tough to get in certain regions, I had a heck of a time finding this green one and the yellow one.  Is it worth tracking down? 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,906

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 3, 2012

This is a Mace Windu test shot I got off of eBay which explains why you shouldn't buy test shots off of eBay.  Why? It's crumbling.  The rubbery arm plastic was made much better for the final product, but the reason you want to see this one is it has the unused plastic cape which was shown on the packaging of the production figure.  And it's unpainted.  Neat? 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,905

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Check out Mace Windu, a nifty artifact from a period where Hasbro really didn't have a clear and firm grasp on if they were selling toys or collectibles.  Sculpts improved, as did action features, but articulation was pretty weak.  This deluxe figure had a nifty spring-loaded sleeve and a blow-apart droid as accessories.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,904

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 1, 2012

The evolution of the action figure at Hasbro has taken a lot of weird twists and turns.  At one point they were all engineered to be toys for kids, and now they're basically modestly-priced plastic collectibles for adults... but not this Darth Vader.  Despite having one of the best sculpts in years, the engineering seems to be better for kids to play with, or as a desk accessory.  When we looked at Boba Fett from this set, it became our most-read FOTD of 2012... so you're gonna want to read this one, right?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,903

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 28, 2012

It's Fixer, a Republic Commando!  This version has knees.  The previous version didn't.  Does this mean we're now dealing with a superior being?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,902

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 27, 2012

If you didn't spend all day counting the seconds to the Banimon figure launch, perhaps you will want to read about the late 2010 Obi-Wan Kenobi.  Season 3. Thin. Awesome?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,901

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Behold, the most recent individually-carded incarnation of Luke Skywalker in the farmboy outfit!  We expect a new one in about 1-2 years, but how is this one?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,900

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 25, 2012

#1,900! How did we make it this far?  Why did we make it this far?  It's time to look at a swell black-and-silver Mygeeto Super Battle Droid which, it seems, a lot of us missed.  Is it cool? Of course! Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,899

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 24, 2012

It's another C-3PO, although one oddly based on the 4-LOM body!  It's pretty good.  You can swap heads, and the deco is quite nice.  If you missed the 2010 release, you'll probably be sorry.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,898

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 21, 2012

This Passel Argente redeco is orange, and it sports a lightsaber slash on his chest.  That's really about all there is to it.  Should you get one?  Eh.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,897

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Droid Factory Star Tours-exclusive Red R5-Series Astromech Droid isn't R5-D4, but it's kind of close!  The unique dome has slightly different deco, plus it lacks the antenna of the build-a-droid mold seen at retail.  Is it worth buying, or should you ask for a red robot refund?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,896

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This is a good one.  If you're one of the few readers who still believe it's important for an action figure to be a good toy, this Anakin Skywalker is one of the better ones.  Not only does he have the first entirely-new sculpt of Jake Lloyd as Anakin in over a decade, but he has a wacky fun toy backpack that feels like it was ripped right out of the 1990s... when the first Anakin came with a backpack which did absolutely nothing. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,895

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hey kids, it's Flitchee!  This is one of thse figures who didn't really have a name until the toy came to pass.  He looks different than the figure on the box, too!  Want to know more?  Read on!