Figure of the Day

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,582: Vice Admiral Holdo (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Vice Admiral Holdo (The Black Series 6-Inch)  turned out  to be an example of things working against things not working.  Her hair is amazing, and the head sculpt is spectacular.  But the eyes aren't quite right, and the dress doesn't fall on the shoulders properly.  Hasbro did do a spectacular job with the plastic dress element around the neck and arms, plus her articulation is good too.  Is she worth it? Do you have any other Holdo options?  Is this just going to be customized later?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,581: Darth Vader (2019, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, April 29, 2019

Annoyingly essential!  Can you believe that this Darth Vader (2019, The Vintage Collection) is based on what was once the go-to Darth Vader figure mold from 2005?  Originally used in the Evolution set, this one has a shockingly good series of paint applciations on the Anakin head under the helmet - and some improvments on the armor too.  This is the 2019 release of the Vintage figure from 2010, so it's a repaint of a reissue of a remake or some such.  If that sounds interesting, let me assure you that you're going to want this one.  At this time it appears it's a de facto online exclusive, unless you shop somewhere that orders from a distributor that just happens to also sell online.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,580: Imperial Jumptrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 25, 2019

This Imperial Jumptrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch) is showing up at GameStops and includes a display stand.  It's basically a normal Stormtrooper with a new head, shoudlers, jetpack, and a display base that's adequate.  Is it worth grabbing?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,579: Battle Droid (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hasbro did a perfect job with the imperfect Battle Droid (The Black Series 6-Inch) design!  Thanks to skinny limbs, balancing him perfectly so he won't fall in a few hours is a challenge - so get yourself a display stand that can hold him up by the waist.  And then settle in for one of the best figures Hasbro has engineered at this size, with tons of articulation and superb paint.  It's the thing you want to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Phantom Menace, and yes it has been that long.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,578: Padme Amidala (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 18, 2019

This Padme Amidala (The Black Series 6-Inch) is a keeper.  You get alternate hands, a blaster, a bigger blaster, and a cape - plus one of the better likenesses on a human figure.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,577: Synara San (Resistance line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Fresh from the first season of Resistance, it's Synara San (Resistance line look)!  We didn't hear any buzz for more figures from the show out of Celebration, so go ahead and track these down now. It shouldn't be a huge collection.  I dig how her costume seems to take elements of a Biker Scout pants and Lando's guard helmet.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,576: R2-D2 (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 11, 2019

If you have a Force Link 2.0 band, you'll love the beeps on the R2-D2 (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look).  It's a redeco of an existing mold, and the flames are super colorful.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,575: C-3PO (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 9, 2019

This C-3PO (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look) has gorgeous paint work - you can see the oil dripping out of his pores.   With 5 points of articulation it's some of Hasbro's best paintwork, and it's on the kid's line.  It's also starting to show up in the USA finally so get yours if you can.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,574: Stormtrooper (Resistance line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 4, 2019

It's a little different!  With a mighty scowl, Stormtrooper (Resistance line look)  has a blaster and no hip slot for a blaster.   It's black and white and not red all over, and one of few figures in the fairly small Resistance series.  It's neat, but should you get it if you have a bunch of First Order Movie Stormtroopers?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,573: Torra Doza (Resistance line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Two heads are better than one!  Torra Doza has that classic Gulf coloring with two heads!  There's a second one inside the helmet.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,572: Commander Pyre (Resistance line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 28, 2019

It's good as gold! The Commander Pyre (Resistance line look) seems to be selling in my local stores - along with the other figures! They're neat, and it's not like we get a Stormtrooper with a name every year.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,571: Major Vonreg (Resistance line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Sort of a futuristic throwback, Major Vonreg (Resistance line look) is a skinny, brightly-colored figure that looks like he might have been at home in the 1980s Droids line - so you know I love it.  But will you?   Yes.  It's red, it's a pilot, and it's probably the only figure we'll see of this guy.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,570: Stormtrooper (Mimban, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 21, 2019

If you can find it, now that it's finally hitting shelves at Walmarts, this Stormtrooper (Mimban, The Vintage Collection) is fantastic.  Articulation is above par, it has two blasters, there's a cloth cape, and it's one of the best things going right now.  Again - provided you can find it.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,569: General Grievous (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 19, 2019

This General Grievous (The Black Series 6-Inch) is shipping now, and it's pretty fancy.  Hasbro left off the symbol on his cape, but did add pockets to store lightsabers in the lining.   It looks good, but lacks some of the articulation of the admittedly not-so-elegant 3 3/4-inch The Vintage Collection release from a few years ago.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,568: Jarek Yaeger (Resistance line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 14, 2019

You probably should go run out and buy this Jarek Yaeger (Resistance line look)  if you see it.  It's a good human figure, with a good droid and a swappable head helmet accessory.  I don't assume there will be many more waves of Resistance, so go ahead and get the set unless you hate 1980s-style articulation that really works.  Read on!