Figure of the Day

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,389

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 11, 2010

Crawling through the mud is good fun for a Clone Trooper but when it isn't posed to do anything else... is it any good?  This limited-articulation figure came in a cheap 3-pack.  Is it worth buying?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,388

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 8, 2010

Hasbro's first attempt at a non-R2-D2 astromech droid form was one of its best.  The then-nameless Astromech Droid later christened R2-R9 had a light-up light (rather than the eyeport, which never lights up) and tons of articulation with no ugly action features to get in the way.  In 1999, it was beautiful-- and it's still

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,387

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 7, 2010

Figures without knee and ankle joints are worthless, right? Wrong! The free market has spoken and this Clone Commando from the Star Wars: Tales comic series goes for a hefty premium.   See how Hasbro kept costs down and made a great figure (that you probably don't have) when you read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,386

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Back in 2003 Hasbro unveiled the first-ever Super Articulated Star Wars action figure-- and in 2005, Entertainment Earth had it repainted as an exclusive. 12 alternate decoes were created of the Clone Trooper and this one has some battle damage on it-- it was also never reissued.  Should you track it down?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,385

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The newly-released "vintage" Darth Sidious is far more awesome than it looks at first glance.  His hood really clings nicely, his sculpting is wonderful, and just look at that face!  Are you making a huge mistake by not running out to the store to buy one right now?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,384

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 4, 2010

Rumors abound that this Clone Commander figure from the comic packs earlier in 2010 are starting to hit closeout shelves-- but we haven't seen them yet.  It's a repaint, sure, but is it worth it?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,383

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 1, 2010

It's a fact: Pit Droid figures are great.  In 1999 and 2000, Hasbro really cranked them out with several in the USA and six more being, for the time, temporary exclusives.  This one came from a 2-pack sold in North America-- how is it?  Read on!
 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,382

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 30, 2010

What would C-3PO look like if he had a torso storage bin and a laser finger?  Probably a lot like I-5YQ here, a Wal-Mart exclusive from about a year ago. The figure combines new parts with the limbs from 4-LOM, and the end result is a pretty distinctive looking robot.  Do you need one?  Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,381

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 29, 2010

You saw the son, now see the father!  Anakin Skywalker in his cold gear isn't quite as snappy as Hoth Luke, but hey, it's pretty good.  How does this frozen Jedi stack up?  Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,380

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Back in 2004, this Hoth Luke Skywalker was pretty amazing.  Ball jointed shoulders?  A lightsaber with a removable blade?  A snow base, and the means by which to hang upisde-down? Marvelous. He's still the best-sculpted, but is there room for a new one in 2010?  Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,379

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 27, 2010

As Neil Hamburger might say, "Here's one you'll like."  The Mandalorian Warrior is a 2010 release from a new Battle Pack. This one is the "enhanced" one with special gauntlets and a firing rocket pack.  What's not to like?  It's fantastic.  Get one. And read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,378

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 24, 2010

A new version is coming, but this R2-D2 Bartender comes straight from 2004.  At the time, this was an above-average figure with a good amount of gear, and from the look of things the new version Hasbro has in the works is way better. But is the original good enough?  Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,377

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 23, 2010

Suddenly much hotter, this Princess Leia in Slave Outfit is the must-have accessory now that Jabba the Hutt is shipping to Wal-Mart.  She can stand, she can sit, she can drink-- is she perfect?   Read on!
 

Figure of the Day: Day 1,376

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The best update of the 1980s vintage figure is the 2009 Luke Skywalker with his poncho from the Battle for Endor Battle Pack. It's likely still available near you and includes a Warok.  What makes it so great?  And could it be better?  Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,375

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Here you go, this is a good one.  Combining elements of what makes a great toy with what makes a great figure, the 2010 Toys "R" Us exclusive Bossk will delight and amaze once you get past the very high cost of purchase.  Read on!