Figure of the Day

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!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,374

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 20, 2010

Here's a stunner-- this new Cad Bane isn't merely a retooled figure. The head, body, and most of the entire thing is new construction, and it has a spectacular range of motion.  Oh, and his bike is pretty cool too.  Want to see more?  Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,373

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 17, 2010

If there's one constant in the universe it's that you never know what you might get from a General Grievous action figure.  This one is pretty solid-- huge feet, swappable arms, and a nice sculpt ensure he doesn't fall to pieces or melt on you, but his legs could misshapen with time.  Would you believe it's one of the best Grievous figures in years?  Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,372

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hey kids, it's another Clone Trooper, this time based on the newer sculpt.   It's in the Bantha Squad, and it is a decent new version of the same (or similar) design we've come to love since 2002.  Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,371

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Still available in some towns, this Shadow Stormtrooper cast in clear plastic is an unusual creature in our favorite action figure line.  Rarely does Hasbro do Star Wars releases cast entirely in clear plastic, but here you go.  Is it worth it?   Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,370

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's orange!  This Clone Trooper has a jetpack and comes with several other swell figures.  Is this one different enough to add to your growing squad of citrus-flavored white-armored troopers?  Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,369

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 13, 2010

Hey kids, it's another Clone Pilot.  This one is notable because it has a distinctive helmet which, so far, has not been used on any other figures.  Note the enclosed face but, aside from that, it's similar to the Revenge of the Sith helmets.  I like it.  Should you?  Read on!