Let's look at the Disney park exclusive R2-Series Astromech Droid Silver and Purple (not R4-M6). It really is close to R4-M6, though, just made of build-a-droid parts with slightly less paint. Should you get this new-for-2015 figure? Read on!
Let's look at the new, cartoon-inspired, desert gear version of Clone Commander Wolffe. The good news - it's well-designed, with a great cloth "skirt" that is the best we've ever seen. The bad news - he is indeed a little short for a Clone Trooper. Read on!
Since the line reboot, Jawas as a two-pack have been an important part of the line. Start an army in every pack, or collect them all and pack out the Sandcrawler you probably skipped in 2004. Ah well - so how are these new, non-light-piped versions? Read on!
This new Han Solo from what may be one of the last waves (that we know of) for the 3 3/4-inch The Black Series is here! He's cool - as in frozen - and loaded with articulation. Despite this he can't quite perfectly use his handcuffs, but the carbonite block is new and it's quite nice. Read on!
We looked at a Black Series Stormtrooper, but not this Black Series Stormtrooper! There was another one of those trademark running changes, you see. This one? New helmet. It's still basically the same construction as the Sandtrooper you got with a Dewback a few years ago, and if you didn't, shame on you. It's pretty good - it comes on the newer TIE Pilot blue cardback if you want one. Read on!
Check out Captain Rex! This Black Series 3 3/4-inch "realistic" figure can be found now at a store near you, if you are lucky.
His helmet is a little small, but he has some pretty amazing paint applications. Another "Phase 1" Captain Rex figure was shown a few years ago, but remains unreleased - so how is this one? Read on!
"Is that a new figure?" is probably one of the most common questions I'm asked here. This Chewbacca just came out a few months ago and the answer is... sort of. There's a new head with a great roaring expression and hair based on the original film, which makes this sort of a super-articulated version of the 1978 original. I quite like it - and you might too. Read on!
We're back! For now. Let's look at Mosep Bineed, the first all-new Cantina alien in several years and one of precious few non-Clone new characters to hit the line in a while. And lucky for you, he's still pretty cheap online so get while the getting is good. Read on!
Thanks once more to my pal Shannon, we've got a R2-Series Astromech Droid Grey and Green (not R7-A7) - plus a bunch more as part of the second wave of figures. With this one there's a fine line between "proper configuration" and "I need one of each part," so you're seeing the "I need one of each part" configuration. How does Ahsoka's droid translate to realism via theme park? Read on!
Guess what - next week your sneak preview figure goes up for sale in San Diego! It's today's Figure of the Day. Read about Stormtrooper (First Order) right now, or don't. It comes in a neat slipcase with a booklet hidden in the back. I've got many pictures for you if you read on!
You probably don't need Darth Vader (Dagobah Test) if you've been collecting for the last 15 years, but it's not terrible. With a great head sculpt and a neck that's a tad too long, it repurposes a 2005 body - a good one - for your collecting pleasure. Read on!
Let's finish up this look at the first round of 2015 exclusives (more are coming in round 2) with the R2-Series Astromech Droid Blue and Yellow edition - this one is really close to the unreleased 2012 R8-B7! And he has a swell hat, assuming of course that's the hat you opted for when you built him at a Disney park this year. We switch gears tomorrow, so read on!
So now we're up to 25 of these in the 2015 series - but I'm still working through the first 11! Today it's the R8-Series Astromech Droid White and Blue version, and there's an orange one coming shortly. Amazing. Get one if you dare, and read on!