Also, New Pac-Man Exclusive Ghost Jars are up for grabs - as are a bunch of other awesome Pac-Man goodies. Pixel figures! Coasters! Pop! Vinyl figures!
While I've got more of these bigger guys coming in the mail, this Luke Skywalker completes the current round of 6-inch "value" figures which may be at a store that you don't frequent near you right now. Luke doesn't have hip joints, but he is pretty big for the price. Want to see more? Read on!
Another 6-inch budget figure! Darth Vader is pretty much required to exist in any figure format, so the enlarged toy with reduced articulation would be a given. He's not taller than Han or his casemates, but he is a lot more fun to play with than a cake topper. Unlike the others, his lightsaber is completely removable from his hand - but should you go on a toy run to try to find this one? Read on!
Continuing the value range of 6-inch Hasbro figures at Family Dollar, let's look at Han Solo. His blaster is molded to his hand, and the texture on his pants is pretty intense. The head deco is similar to the vintage Kenner figures of old, and he looks a lot like Hasbro's other recent offerings of Harrison Ford from the original movie. Read on!
And here we go again! This Kanan Jarrus is a 6-inch action figure with 4 points of articulation that you can't really easily find online. I'm only finding them at Family Dollar stores - it's a "value" item. Should you get one? Is a $6.75 6-inch figure worth your while? Read on!
If you're a living, breathing fan of Star Wars it's a safe bet that you're always looking for something new. Well, I've found it. We saw images of a Finn last year, which I have yet to see here in the USA, but I have seen new 6-inch action figures of Kanan Jarrus, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader at Family Dollar. Presumably these are showing up elsewhere, too.
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America's newspaper The USA Today posted this preview of the new 2016 Princess Leia Figure as based on Star Wars Rebels which, as should come as no surprise, is based on early concept art from the original movie. It is due this Fall, and I can't wait to buy one! Meanwhile, series stars Sabine and Hera remain elusive.
Also, there is no Lando Calrissian toy based on his appearances (voiced by Billy Dee Williams) on Star Wars Rebels.
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They're back! Prices went through the roof for the Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Stormtrooper 4-Pack [Amazon Exclusive] over the holidays, but now it's back for $79.99. It's a pretty good set, especially with the exclusive Clones and now we know the Officer is indeed in The Force Awakens. Click here to order yours.
Also back up for pre-order (due ot ship within a month) is the Star Wars The Force Awakens 3.75-Inch Figure Troop Builder 7-Pack [Amazon Exclusive]. This hasn't shipped yet, but it has the Riot Trooper that dueled Finn as well as a few other unique accessories - plus the hard-to-find Captain Phasma. It has 7 figures for $47.99, and you can click here to order it.
Update: the 6-inch set is sold out again, but the 3 3/4-inch one
is was still available.
Reader Frank chimed in to let us know/warn us that four more droids were added to the action figure part bins at Disney World in Florida. No new bodies are available yet - but these four domes are. Here's what he had to say:
"I am an avid fan and love my astromechs! I stopped out at WDW Hollywood Studios today and happened to browse by the Droid Factory counter at Tattooine Traders. Not expecting to see anything, just more of the mismatched 2015 domes series when I did see exactly that!! More mismatched domes and some that I had not seen before. I have not seen reports of these new additions. I found 4 new domes, but nothing new in the legs or bodies from before. Maybe they are on their way? Or maybe 4 domes is all there is?? Not sure when these hit the retail floor, but it looks like there are new parts coming for 2016. The 4 different domes are pretty evenly distributed out there, no shortage that I could tell. Just wish they had some matching parts to make coherent looking droids. Most interesting is the new black R4.5 [?] dome. If I learn more here I’ll send it in."
Less action figures than massive display pieces, Jakks Pacific's 31-inch action figures are - on occasion - also pretty cheap. Walmart.com has Kylo Ren down to $15, a massive price cut for such a big figure. Many of the other large figures are $5-$20 off, so you might want to take a look if there's anything you want and also if your local stores let you do that in-store pickup for online orders. (I tried it earlier this year and, surprisingly, it was much smoother than similar things at Target and Kmart have been in the past.)
Hey, it's Constable Zuvio! He has a magnificent paint job on his armor, and we know absolutely nothing about him in the movie yet. Well. With that, I'm taking a FOTD break because I actually would like to see the movie before commenting any more on these - so read on, for what it's worth.
Arguably the figure of the season, the 6-inch Captain Phasma is the one your pals want and can't find - I haven't seen her in stores personally yet, but her wave mates? You'll see those. She's pretty much exactly as good as you might expect from this line, so read on!