Figure of the Day

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,697: Han Solo (Bespin, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 9, 2020

If you missed the first releases, this Han Solo (Bespin, The Vintage Collection) has a slightly better head!  That's an improvement.  The figure doesn't have the thigh cut joints we started seeing in 2016, but it's still pretty great.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,696: Imperial Probe Droid (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 4, 2020

While it was an accessory to a playset 40 years ago, the Imperial Probe Droid is an essential part of the collection today.  This more expensive, deluxe action figure has jointed arms, telescoping antenna, and a snowy base to keep it standing.  The glossy black eye is also a nice touch.  Do you need it?  (Yes.) Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,695: Luke Skywalker (Bespin, The Black Series 6-Inch, 40th Anniversary Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 2, 2020

A blast from the present!  This Luke Skywalker (Bespin, The Black Series 6-Inch, 40th Anniversary Collection) takes an early orange box-era figure that was pretty good at the time, and brings it into the present with an improved paint job and a new head.  You'll notice the lightsaber is also bluer.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,694: Anakin Skywalker (The Black Series 6-Inch, Archive)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 28, 2020

From last year - don't worry, we've got plenty of stuff from this year still - is Anakin Skywalker (The Black Series 6-Inch, Archive).  The figure was pretty great for the initial release, but the new face paint really make it sing.   (Articulation is still the same, though.)  Should you track him down?   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,693: Han Solo (Hoth, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Possibly new at Walmart near you, the Han Solo (Hoth, The Retro Collection)  is the Kenner-style figure you had or always wanted to put in your Tauntaun!   The remake is smoother than the original, but it's still pretty good with decent construction.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,692: Boba Fett (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 24, 2020

It was a rough week so I forgot to post that Figure of the Day: Day 2,692: Boba Fett (The Retro Collection) went up!  It's pretty great - the sculpt has a lot of minor differences from previous releases and hte colors are different too.  If you're an old-school variation hunter, this is a must-buy.  If you have ten bucks and want a figure that you can pretend is a real, old Boba Fett, you should get one too.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,691: RA-7 Protocol Droid (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Last year's Disney parks release RA-7 Protocol Droid (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look) can be yours - if you find it for sale online somewhere.   The set is pretty good, but oddly this particular droid looks frosty when it's blue.   The black coloring looks great.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,690: R2 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 14, 2020

Normally available at theme parks - but not so much right now - the R2 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look) changes from red when he's cold to white when he's warm!  Otherwise, it's basically the same as the build-a-figure R2-D2 molds you've seen over the last five years.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,689: The Child (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Inspired by The Mandalorian, The Child (The Black Series 6-Inch) is small.  How small? So small he's the right size!  The difference in size between a 3 3/4-inch scale and a 6-inch scale character this tiny is minimal, and you can see a comparison on this review with the 2017 Porg figures.  As of now there are no known plans for a a 3 3/4-inch Baby Yoda.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,688: Rey (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 7, 2020

I was pleasantly surprised by this Rey (The Vintage Collection).  She has great articulation, new accessories, an excellent llikeness, and is sadly long gone from shelves.   If you can find one, you should get one.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,687: Zorii Bliss (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 5, 2020

We hope you didn't miss Zorii Bliss (The Vintage Collection)!  If you loved the new movie or just need background figures, this is a good one.  There's a lot of gold here, plus one of the most ornate helmets in the line.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,686: Purge Stormtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 30, 2020

Fresh from GameStop - a few months ago - is the tough-to-find Purge Stormtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch).  It's good.  Can you find it?  Probably not, especially with stores closed - I saw one, once, in a damaged box and then bought it.   Hopefully you can find one soon too! 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,685: Clone Trooper (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Shipping in that wave of The Mandalorian figures, this Clone Trooper (The Vintage Collection) is the one you probably see left on pegs when you go out for toilet paper and ramen.   It's really close to the figure from 10 years ago, but if you open it and pop off the helmet you'll see a new face painted underneath.  It's a great troop builder, but do you need it anyway?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,684: Sith Jet Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 23, 2020

It's red! And new!  You can a Sith Jet Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)  if you luck into one during your provision quests or online shopping.  It's pretty shiny and there's conflicting reference to the helmet grooves... so maybe it's accurate!  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,683: Knight of Ren (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 21, 2020

He's part of a group, but so far, he's the only one in this size! The Knight of Ren (The Black Series 6-Inch) is starting to show up now, but you can also order yours online.   He has some great articulation with some excellent motion hidden in the shoulders behind a rubbery shirt, with some of the best articulation Hasbro has done with Star Wars in this scale.  He can even mimic the designs in the publicity photos.  Also, supposedly his name is "Vicrul" but that isn't on the box.   Read on!