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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,100: Pre Vizsla (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 18, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Pre Vizsla (The Vintage Collection). He is available as a 6-inch figure as well, and for all I know you may find either at a store near you - they're both good, but this one takes up . Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,099: Marrok (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Marrok (The Black Series). He's a knight, sort of, and he's rusty, kind of. But it's a nice looking toy figure. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,097: Wicket W. Warrick (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Wicket W. Warrick (The Retro Collection). The nose paint is a little off, and the hood feels very different from the rubbery 1984 original - but it's still cute, small, and last I checked, sold out. Get this set if you can find it at retail price. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,096: General Hera Syndulla (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 4, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: General Hera Syndulla (The Vintage Collection). It's important to release a character in triplicate, and all three flavors came out last fall. This one is 3 3/4-inches tall and has all the articulation, making it the one you'll probably want to have handy when The Ghost shows up from HasLab later this year. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,095: Professor Huyang (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Professor Huyang (The Black Series). You might actually find him in stores now. The sculpting is great, the paint is good, but the plastic reads more as "plastic" than "metal robot." But it's good - the articulation is top-notch and the design made the jump to a 6-inch figure pretty nicely. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,093: General Hera Syndulla (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: General Hera Syndulla (The Retro Collection). If you can find one, it's a fun figure. This is a new mold that aims to make a figure close to something like they sold in the 1980s, but it has details like a little lip paint and patches on the jacket that we'd never have seen back then. It's not exactly like an old Kenner figure, but it comes close with the 5 joints, and the blaster loop holster, and the fact she can actually fit in your old vehicles. (And hopefully, the new one coming in the fall from HasLab.) Read on!

Ad: Amazon Has Cheap Retro Return of the Jedi

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, December 23, 2023

Ad: Amazon has the Star Wars: The Retro Collection Biker Scout and Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker Kenner figures from earlier this year for a mere $6.99 each. That's less than they cost originally, when adjusted for inflation. Grab 'em while you can. (Also, support the site - if you buy something, we may get a commission from the sale.)

Buy yourself a gift. They're cheap.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,092: Chewbacca (Life Day, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 21, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Chewbacca (Life Day, The Vintage Collection). Pondering his orb!  This is a figure over 40 years in the making, taking a 2004 body and giving him an orb, a slanket, a new head, and a new hand. It's not quite a perfect match for what was on The Star Wars Holiday Special, but it's probably all we will get in the world of action figures. Is it good enough? Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,091: Pre Vizsla (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Pre Vizsla (The Black Series). You wanted him when the cartoon was still on, but hey, now you've got his revised armor with the fancy helmet and Darksaber. For a retool, it's pretty good! You might even see it in stores, so grab one if you see it and remember who he is. Read on!

Ad: Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Jango Fett

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Hasbro Reveals Kenner-Style The Retro Collection The Phantom Menace Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 12, 2023

...and they're OK. Hasbro gave Gizmodo the debut, and The Phantom Menace Goes All the Way Retro In These New Star Wars Toys where you can flip through a 6-pack of figures that the article says is $60, which is cheaper than the $70+ 6-packs on the market today. In a previous fan stream it was said the set would be exclusive to Target, but Gizmodo makes no mention of the retailer. Given the glut of store exclusives in closeout shops now, I could see some plans changing.
 

The set contains six figures: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, Queen Amidala, Darth Maul, Jar Jar Binks, and a Battle Droid. Rather than her Padmé Battle Dress, Queen Amidala is in that red dress we saw in most of the marketing materials. If you're going to make a six-pack of figures from the 1999 movies, plus or minus Anakin, this is who you should pick. (I'd probably have swapped out Jar Jar for Anakin but I won't deny that Jar Jar is a more interesting looking action figure.)

So how are they? If it's really only $60, I think it will be a good set and let me tell you why.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,089: Gamorrean Guard (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Gamorrean Guard (The Retro Collection). This is a new mold for 2023, based on the 1983 figure. A vintage Kenner figure has better sculpting, with sharper detail and better paint - but if you only know that old figure from photos or fuzzy memories, this is a really good substitute. It feels sturdy and he can hold the ax with no problems, with botoxed detail on the face and armor. Is it a perfect replica? No, he's a little wider-eyed and shinier in the silver - but if you're looking to fill out a scene with retro Kenner Gamorreans, were it not in a 6-pack, this would be a great way to do it. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,088: Morgan Elsbeth (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 7, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Morgan Elsbeth (The Vintage Collection). This is a good figure, with nice deco and sculpting, plus an excellent likeness. But she has no accessories, and is $17. A variant head would have been nice - and was probably spoiler-locked from development - as would a nod to her spear in the previous series. Nothing in the packaging is bad, so as long as you weren't expecting accessories for your money, you'll be happy. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,087: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2, The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2, The Black Series). This is a new mold for 2023, larger than the 2013 version and weirder. He's got a telescoping neck with on-board storage for all his claws and arms, plus a retractable third leg with an articulated foot. That's an unusual feature in Hasbro R2-D2 figures. It's by no means perfect, but it's a pretty great replacement for the old one if you feel like dropping $25 on another R2-D2, which I of course did. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,085: Chopper (C1-10P, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Chopper (C1-10P, The Retro Collection). This is one of those figures you buy, open, and go "yeah, that's the stuff." Like R2-D2 of old, he has a clicky dome and a sticker. Unlike R2-D2, he has a removable third leg. If you were a Kenner kid, this is a must-buy figure - I'd say they more or less nailed it, except for the fact he's a hair too wide to fit in the old Y-Wing Fighter's droid socket. I would say it's one of the very best figures of the year, if you're in to this format.