Figure of the Day

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,722: General Leia Organa (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 3, 2020

Coming out of The Last Jedi toy launch, General Leia Organa (The Black Series 6-Inch) is a marvelous pre-"real" printing face figure.  She might even be one of the best figures out of that launch with exceptionally good articulation and pretty great deco.  You can also still buy her for retail or below if you look around.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,721: R6-Series Astromech Droid Silver with Purple

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Not from Target! This Disney parks exclusive R6-Series Astromech Droid Silver with Purple is something you could build together - we're reviewing these guys as unique domes and the body build, well, that's up to you.  There are more domes than bodies and there's a ton of purple. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,720: 4-LOM (Kenner-Deco Zuckuss, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 27, 2020

While maybe not essential, the 4-LOM (Kenner-Deco Zuckuss, The Black Series 6-Inch) sure is a throwback for the original Kenner class of 1982!  The names were swapped and the colors were a bit off, but darned if they don't look amazing.  This 2-pack was shared with Amazon and Hasbro Pulse, and you don't have to share with anyone if you bought it.  It has the same gun as the previous release but it looks like everything is a different enough color where it's worth your while.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,719: Stormtrooper (Carbonzed Graphite, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The shared exclusive Stormtrooper (Carbonzed Graphite, The Black Series 6-Inch) is not in a big box store near you, but you can order it online from fan-friendly stores or maybe through your local comic or toy shops.   I like it a lot - it's basically a trooper in Phasma colors.   There are a bunch of cool specialized Stormtroopers out there, but this one is shiny so you just have to get it.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,718: Battle Droid (Geonosis, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 20, 2020

If you liked it in tan, or in red at GameStop, you'll also probably love the Battle Droid (Geonosis, The Black Series 6-Inch)!   It's loaded with articulation, incudes a backpack you can swap out for an antenna pack, and can crounch down into a "deploy" mode if you're so inclined.  It's a great sculpt and hopefully we'll see a few more of these brought out and reissued over the coming months to meet squad building demand.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,717: Plo Koon (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 18, 2020

This Plo Koon (The Black Series 6-Inch)  is OK.  It's not a completely new figure - it's a Mace Windu body with new hands, a new head, and a new robe.  (Similarly Kit Fisto is a refaced Obi-Wan Kenobi.)   Given Plo Koon has had a couple of distinctive outfits between the movies and TV show, it's entirely possible you'd never notice if you left him mint in box with the robes over everything.   But I did open it, so here's a look at the Jedi Master.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,716: Anakin Skywalker (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Attack of the Clones edition of Anakin Skywalker (The Black Series 6-Inch) is one of Hasbro's very best action figures.  Sure, it reuses some parts from the Revenge of the Sith version, but that head is a gem.   The paint and the sculpt are absolutely on point, so you should get one. I don't care if you don't like the prequels, you just need to get one and give it an up-close look because it is a little plastic triumph.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,715: Moloch (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Target-exclusive Moloch (The Black Series 6-Inch)  is most likely long gone from your store shelves, but if you see it, it's pretty cool. It's a big worm alien and it looks right at home in Jabba's Palace, which is good as Hasbro has been hesitant to outfit that scene with additional figures.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,714: Boba Fett (Carbonzed Graphite, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Boba Fett (Carbonzed Graphite, The Black Series 6-Inch)  is stunning.  For a toy you got in 2013, this metallic deco really makes every last crease and ding pop.  If you're happy with your old Boba Fett you owe it to yourelf to look at this one, if you have the opportunity.  As a de facto online exclusive (plus or  minus a comic shop) that probably means you should just buy one.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,713: Gonk Droid (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The Gonk Droid (Droid Factory Line Look)  changes colors from a 1970s blue to a 1990s grey!  It's cool.  Well, when it's cool, it's blue, and when it's warm it goes grey.   It also comes with a playset.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,712: R5-D23 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 30, 2020

R5-D23 (Droid Factory Line Look) was an exclusive from D-23, a convention for when people used to gather for conventions to celebrate Disney, a company that used to put movies into theaters.   It's a redeco R5-D4 mold with a nifty hat - unlike the previous releases, this one lacks Mickey Mouse ears.   It's neat! But it's not as colorful as the R4-D23.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,711: C1 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 28, 2020

While a lot of the Disney-made droid figures are derived from Hasbro elements, this C1 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look) is better than Hasbro's 3 3/4-inch releases.  Chopper here has articulated arms and a pop-out data widget like the previous release, but can also change color - he turns black when he's chilled!  If you touch it during the summer, it's going to turn classic orange real fast.  It's a good figure from a four-pack at a Galaxy's Edge theme park shop that you can't (or maybe shouldn't) visit right now, but is it worth getting the set?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,710: Dak Ralter (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 23, 2020

It's Dak Ralter (The Black Series 6-Inch)! This comes with the Snowspeeder vehicle, which is feature-packed and has a kind of a crummy clear plastic used for the glass canopy.  Otherwise it's all splendid and worthwhile.  Read on!

Stormtrooper with Blast Accessories (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Long gone and originally planned for Toys R Us, the Stormtrooper with Blast Accessories (The Black Series 6-Inch) became a shared exclusive with a Disney Store debut.  It's the same basic Stormtrooper, minus the long rifle, but with added blast effects and a 2-part display stand which doesn't connect to much of anything else.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,708: Shadow Stormtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 16, 2020

GameStop's exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)  shows Hasbro's continued interest in "Legends" Expanded Universe toys - which is good! We want more of those.  This one looks like they took one of the most iconic figures of all time, cast it in mostly clear plastic, and glittered it up a bit - and it's great.  If you stumble on one, go ahead and get it.  Read on!