This is a good one. The Yellow R6-Series Astromech Droid was probably my favorite from the ones I was able to get in Orlando last month, because it looks just familiar and just different enough to be awesome. It's also in some really gonzo color. Is it worth tracking down?
There are many, many C-3PO figures and this is one of them. Based on a retooled and redecorated 2005 mold, the Resurgence of the Jedi release has some extra smudging and black oil paint. Is it cool? Read on!
This Plo Koon was built off a modified 2002 release with some changes made from the waist on down, allowing the figure to sit. Sort of. Is it worth getting? Should you complete the Jedi High Council?
It's R5-D8! I know it looks like R5-D4, but it's not. Trust me. This redeco uses a build-a-droid body and creates Jek Porkins' trusty droid in a different paint job than they did for Galactic Heroes.
Given the nebulous nature of what constitutes an actual full figure, the Red R9-Series Astromech Droid is more than a little arbitrary. We'll be viewing the Star Tours Droid Factory figures as unique characters, defined by the dome. (The body is, of course, up to you.) This one is bright red, almost orange, with a rich silver texture and a softer sculpt than his brothers. Is it worth the trip and obscene price on eBay?
Let's look at Dagobah Darth Vader. The funny thing about this one, there are two other versions of the "character" but all of them are a little different. Why is this one the best?
Remember Durge? Nine years ago, he was revealed as a toy for the very first time and this animated version of the figure came a little bit later. Is he cool?
Every now and again, some of our favorite action figures have a patron saint. Nho'Apakk was one such figure, although the news of his patron isn't so rosy. Find out why this figure rocked, and some sad news when you read on.
While not quite a figure, but way cooler than just an accessory, this year's SDCC exclusive Jar Jar Binks in Carbonite is a real oddity. You can sort of see it in The Force Unleashed, it has a great sculpt, but it's a little small to fit Jar Jar. Yet it's one of the most compelling items of the year.