It took me longer to grasp than it should have, but I'm pretty sure R5-SK1 is a nod to Skippy, the Jedi Droid. If you don't know what that is, you missed Star Wars Tales - and that was a fine comic. This new droid is one of four figures in a new Disney parks exclusive droid pack for Rogue One, where one droid looks like one you probably have, another is coming with a big vehicle later, and the remaining two are seemingly brand new for this set. If you like droids, this is a good week to be you - we're going to examine the entire set. Read on!
New for Rogue One is... Rey? The super-popular hero of the last film is back with new gear and a new head sculpt - and it's a good one too. Is it enough to buy the fifth or sixth Rey in your toy box? Read on!
It's new! Rarely does a year go by without a new toy of the main character of the saga, so we look forward to Darth Vader (Rogue One). He's got six points of articulation, a cape, and a rocket launcher shaped like his belt buckle. I'm loving it. Will you? Read on!
From the new Rogue One line comes the Kanan Jarrus (Stormtrooper Disguise)! It's a new taller Stormtrooper sculpt with a removable helmet and a wrist launcher for some reason. It's actually pretty fun - and shortpacked, so get one or more if you see them. Read on!
People love Sabine Wren. She's selling - I see cases of Rogue One figures at Big Lots or Walmart or what have you, and typically she's the one who's gone. If you see one, get one - find out why, read on!
This Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot is the one from the TIE Striker - it's a heck of a nice figure and the first 100%-new 3 3/4-inch movie-based Imperial pilot in over a decade. If they sold this figure individually with various helmet variants, you'd be happy to buy them. Read on!
The new Kylo Ren (Rogue One packaging) is pretty sharp - it's the unmasked figure with a mask. The hood is removable, it has the new pose with new torso and legs, and you're probably going to dig it. It has a firing projectile launcher too - why? Because it's fun, that's why. Read on!
The Rogue One line is mostly new movie stuff, but returning favorites and the Rebels cast like Hera Syndulla put in a few appearances. This particular figure is an A-Wing pilot, and a pretty good one - but it's the Hera you bought before with a new head. Is that enough to warrant another purchase? It's a non-removable helmet, for what it's worth. Read on!
No really, the AT-DP Pilot is new, I swear! It looks just like the figure you bought a couple of years ago, but it's a different tool - the foot copyrights are different, the textures are different, he's a tiny bit shorter, and the deco and paint masks are changed a bit. The tint is different, too. It's packed with the just-released Imperial Speeder vehicle - a worthwhile purchase - but it's almost the very definition of a "just different enough to make you mad" figure. You might not even realize it's different without a side-by-side comparison, but don't worry - you've got one when you read on.
He's new! The 3 3/4-inch K-2SO (Rogue One) has a cool grappling hook accessory, but no blaster like his 6-inch counterpart. What does he have in the movie? I have no idea, I haven't seen it. But I have seen the figure, and the figure's ball-and-socket joints give him a good range of motion. And less stability. But he looks cool. Read on!
Hey, it's a new Imperial Stormtrooper! He has 5 points of articulation, blast-off armor, and one of the better sculpts we've seen in recent memory. The blaster is new and different, but the figure looks like a classic. Do you need to army-build this one? (Well, you would if there was a big playset to go with it.) Read on!
In the first teaser we briefly see what appears to be Jyn Erso wearing the Imperial Ground Crew outfit, and that's about all that we know about these guys. They look cool, and fit in with the existing Empire aesthetic. And they're in stores. Should you get one? Read on!
This Captain Cassian Andor comes with the new U-Wing Fighter, which may or may not be at a store near you - it would seem the Rogue One roll-out is something many retailers have almost started. The figure ain't bad, the ship is better than you might think, but it's not cheap - thanks, inflation. Want to know more? Read on!
Let's kick off this weekend - yes, we're gonna do a bunch of these - with the character whose last name is almost the German word for "first." The first release of 3 (or more) known 3 3/4-inch releases of our new Rebel hero is Sergeant Jyn Erso, now showing up carded with 7 points of articulation, a working holster, a movable breathing mask, and a non-removable helmet. And if you pull off her arms, you can see under the poncho. Don't do that. But you can see how it looks - just read on!
It's the Captain Phasma 3 3/4-inch super-articulated figure from Walmart? Have you found one yet? Probably not - usually the waves hit, but don't saturate for a few months. Vigilance! It pays off - it's a good figure if you can find one. Read on!