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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,445: Rey (Jedi Training, The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The single-carded Rey (Jedi Training, The Last Jedi Line Look)  is a lot like the one in the two-pack - but there are minor difference.  Minor differences.   Do you need them all?  You might, if you're obsessive like so many of us.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,444: First Order Stormtrooper (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 8, 2018

In the old days, we'd see the same figure sold for year - now we're getting minor changes not just in the toys, but the movies too.  The First Order Stormtrooper (The Last Jedi Line Look) has a new helmet, a second blaster, and a slightly different pose in addition to its sound chip.  Is it time to build another army?   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,442: Finn (Resistance Fighter, The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 1, 2018

Let's start the new year with a figure that's really good, but kind of boring.   Finn (Resistance Fighter) looks a lot like the Jakku version of the hero from the last movie, thanks in part to the hair, blaster, jacket being the same.  The shirt, pants, and boots are new.  It's a good figure and - surprisingly - a lot of slow-to-sell figures seem to be evaporating at my local big box stores.  If you can still find Finn, should you get him?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,441: Poe Dameron (Resistance Pilot, The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Things like this didn't happen for new movies when George was still around.   Poe Dameron (Resistance Pilot, The Last Jedi Line Look)  is a new mold - and that's why I hate it.  If it were a repack, it'd be a repack - an economic necessity.  If you look closely and compare it to The Force Awakens Poe figures, the textures are new, there are changes to the copyright markings, and it has added wrist joints.  But the wrinkles on his uniform are identical. The head sculpt still lacks heroic scruff.   They made an entirely new mold for a figure that the hardcore fan already has two, perhaps three times over. Is it worth buying this individually carded figure?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,440: Rey (The Black Series 6-Inch, Premium Exclusive)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 25, 2017

Available at a Toys R Us near you, this  Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,440: Rey (The Black Series 6-Inch, Premium Exclusive) is a wee bit more expensive than will likely make you happy.  She has a planet-specific base that isn't quite true to the movie scenes, but there are die-cast metal accessories and more bruising.  You get a lot of stuff in a nicely-sized box, but is it worth tracking down?   Eh.  Read on!

Star Wars Toy Shipments Down, Says Hollywood Reporter

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 20, 2017

After a few years of constant movie releases with no real reset - or that reset to a line filled with collector-friendly and kidvid-handy classic characters every couple of years - sales really are down.  The Hollywood Reporter writes Star Wars 'Last Jedi' Toy Shipments Down Sharply From 'Force Awakens' - which, with fewer waves of figures and tons of leftover stuff from the last two years in circulation, makes a lot of sense.

Any aging fan can tell you that there are high points and low points - figures started to get blown out cheaply as the original trilogy wound up, becoming dusty and unsold as the 1980s wore on.  

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,439: General Leia Organa (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 20, 2017

This is a good one.  The General Leia Organa (The Last Jedi Line Look)  has a good head sculpt and a nice paint job, a great improvement over the (let's say) distinctive eyebrows from the last movie's 3 3/4-inch Leia.  Should you get one?  Yes.  But still, read on.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,438: Luke Skywalker (The Black Series 6-Inch, Premium Exclusive)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 18, 2017

If you've been to Target you probably saw the Luke Skywalker (The Black Series 6-Inch, Premium Exclusive).  It's good - but it's $10 more than the regular one for a stand, a metal hand, and some cloth parts.  Is it worth the upcharge, or rebuy?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,435: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Exile, The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 11, 2017

This is the week you've been waiting for!   The Last Jedi debuts in just a couple of days, and Luke Skywalker (Jedi Exile) is in stores now, possibly.  You'll hear Luke Skywalker speak for the first time in 34 years, so what could possibly be on his mind?  Hopefully he won't be complaining about this new action figure, as it's pretty great.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,434: Emperor Palpatine (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 8, 2017

While single carded samples of Emperor Palpatine (The Last Jedi Line Look)  have surfaced, right now you can only get him in the set at Target - and it's a winner.  While the robes prevent seating, it's a stunning design with great swappable hands and above-par sculpting.  I hope you got one.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,433: Luke Skywalker (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Exclusive to Target, this Luke Skywalker (The Last Jedi Line Look) is another new sculpt - the head is good, the colors aren't bad, and he has wrist joints.  Color me surprised!  It's sold with a new Emperor and Royal Guard, so the set is a winner.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,432: Emperor's Royal Guard (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 4, 2017

It's a theme week!  We start off with Emperor's Royal Guard (The Last Jedi Line Look), now at Target... probably.  It's a new sculpt with a sound chip, but the figure is more exciting than the chip.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,431: Jyn Erso (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 1, 2017

Until The Last Jedi comes out, we're doing 3 Figure of the Days per week!  This is Jyn Erso from the 2018 line - she has a sound chip!  But she doesn't have the rocket launcher.  She's very similar to last year's figure, but there are differences.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,430: R2-D2 (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Check out R2-D2 (The Last Jedi Line Look)!  It's a build-a-droid mold, with a sound chip, and some new rockets.  It's a pretty cool figure for the asking price - I haven't seen one in stores yet, but you may find them online.  Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 27, 2017

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