Figure of the Day

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,944

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 26, 2012

Ah, Anakin Skywalker.  This is a pretty great figure, because it has good wrist movement and a swell cloth skirt piece which doesn't get in the way of it being a good toy.  It's also not impossible to find, and online prices aren't awful.  Want to know more?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,943

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 23, 2012

This is a good one!  Another Battle Pack exclusive, Clone Trooper Echo (Kamino) has some awesome deco.  There's a swell tampo on his thigh, slick blue stripes, and of course, a gun.  You need guns.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,942

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 22, 2012

If you can't afford Gentle Giant's animated maquettes, Hasbro's animated action figures like Obi-Wan Kenobi are a pretty good deal, largely because they are now sort of worthless.  There's a little bit of articulation, and it's a striking sculpt with strong lines.  On eBay, an entire collection is still ridiculous.  Should you get this one?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,941

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, November 21, 2012

This version of Princess Leia came out earlier in the year, and she's a neat one.  A mix of the 2009 Slave figure with new parts (like goggles), this is a pretty nice design and comes from one of the many deleted scenes on the 2011 Blu-Ray collection.  Should you get her?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,940

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pretty closely scaled to figures, the Naboo Nuna is also known as the intergalactic equivalent of our Thankgiving bird.  The "Swamp Turkey" comes from a Battle Bags set from 1999, which brought us about 16 unarticulated PVC figures from The Phantom Menace which are, frankly, awesome.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,939

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 19, 2012

Awwww yeah!  R2-D2 made from build-a-droid bits!  Well, one of two, but this one is nifty because it has a Naboo Droid Harness plus a nifty blue light on his dome, which is unusual.  He looks great!  Should you care?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,938

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 16, 2012

It's the new Aayla Secura!  This is a great upgrade for a figure most of us thought was pretty good - the new 2012 edition has amazing articulation, more gear, and an improved paint job.  The 2005 one was already really good, so you'll want to see what's on the table this time around.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,937

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 15, 2012

Love it or hate it, it's hard to deny that this Darth Maul has the best portrait on any version of the character at this scale.  It's awesome.  The articulation is a little light, but the figure looks better and stands more easily than his siblings.  Can we call this one a "win"?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,936

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Here's a neat repaint from a Battle Pack earlier this year.  Clone Trooper Hardcase is a new-ish figure in that he's a new character based on a familiar mold, and arguably worth the price of admission.  Did you get yours yet?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,935

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.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,934

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?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,933

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?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,932

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.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,931

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.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,930

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?