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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,060: 212th Battalion Clone Trooper (2013 Legacy Collection Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I know what you're thinking  - didn't you buy a Vintage 212th Battalion Clone Trooper just about two years ago?  Yes, but this one is just different enough to make you mad!  New damage markings and slightly different orange patterning await you on this exclusive Droid Factory figure which now uses the 2011 Vintage Clone body, which the previous version did not.  Read on

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,059: Sun Fac (2013 Legacy Collection Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 18, 2013

Did you know you needed another Sun Fac? Neither did I.  This Amazon-exclusive 2013 release is a redeco of the 2006 pegwarmer original, which would surely have poisoned the pegs.  As such, we're all happy to see it online.  It has fewer accessories than the original, lacks the eye scar, and has slightly different deco.  Is the new release worth it?  Read on! 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,058: Black Squad TIE Pilot (2013 Legacy Collection Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 15, 2013

What's new with the Black Squad TIE Pilot, Amazon's exclusive Droid Factory figure? Not much.  The highlights are the inclusion of the rectangular gun which recalls the Kenner original, and the fact that the figure has not two, but one Imperial logo on his helmet.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,057: Battle Droid (2013 Legacy Collection Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 14, 2013

Did we need another Battle Droid, even if it's based on the exceptional Vintage design from 2012?  Probably not - the figure, despite being cool, has proven unpopular in its various toy forms.  Amazon's exclusive version includes a TC-70 part, which makes it much more essential for your toy box.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,056: FA-4 (2013 Legacy Collection Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Let's look at FA-4, the sole newly-tooled figure in Amazon's Legacy/Droid Factory boxed set.  I'm pleased to report that it's pretty great - expensive, sure, but such is life these days for the Star Wars collector.  Want to know more?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,055: Sandtrooper (2013 Legacy Collection Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 12, 2013

If this Amazon-exclusive Droid Factory Sandtrooper looks vaguely familiar, it should - Hasbro dusted off the really cool 2012 release, changed the pauldron, altered the mud, and gave him a droid part.  And presto! New figure.  At retail odds are you'd be swarming to get this, but as part of an online exclusive set with no real cohesion, it's probably going to be collector-only.  Ah well! You're missing out.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,054: Princess Leia Slave Outfit (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 11, 2013

Let's finish up the second wave of The Black Series with Princess Leia (Slave Outfit), a 6-inch figure that asks the question "so when do we get Jabba?"   She's short, but so is Carrie Fisher.  Is this truly the best Hasbro can do, or just their first attempt?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,053: Boba Fett (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, November 9, 2013

As of yesterday, I finally saw Boba Fett from The Black Series and all of his casemates in a Target store! Good hunting - but before you go hunt read Figure of the Day to see the new figure.  You may have read the SDCC review a few months ago, and the figure is basically the same - read on! 

Hasbro's Star Wars The Vintage Collection Slave I Back on Amazon

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 8, 2013

Many of you  have written in lamenting the vanishing Boba Fett's Slave I Vintage jumbo vehicle on Amazon on and off over the last week and change.  As of right now it's in stock for $69.99, so if you were waiting go ahead and grab it.  And the Droid Factory set.   And the TIE Interceptor.  And maybe some Black Series figures.  For the first time in months, there are actually new things to buy!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,052: Greedo (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 7, 2013

I just got off of yet another plane so let's look at Greedo, the Black Series sensation that's sweeping the nation.  If you pre-ordered the set online, you'd have it by now.  It's pretty great - not as robust as Han Solo but clearly a lot of work went into this.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,051: Han Solo (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, November 6, 2013

So kids, let's upgrade to the 6-inch Han Solo, which  has alternate belts and alternate hands.  You'll probably spend at least an hour just futzing with him once you open one - it's quite good and fun to mess with.  You get two guns, too.  Could you ask for more?  Yes.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,050: Clone Commander Ponds (Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 5, 2013

For some reason, it's Clone Commander Ponds!  A redecorated version of the once-nameless Clone Trooper Officer figure has retconned Mr. Ponds to the Battle of Geonosis. The yellow is a little different, and he has different accessories than previous yellow clones based on the 2003 Clone Wars movie-style mold... but should you buy it?  Read on!

Toys R Us Black Friday Ad Leaked, Vintage Gunship Markdown

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 4, 2013

Super-site BFads.net posted the Toys R Us ad for Black Friday, and page #23 has a great deal - the 2012 MTT is returning for $89.99 (not a great deal) and the 2013 The Vintage Collection Republic Gunship is $89.99 (slight improvement).  These all start at 5:00 PM on Thanksgiving. If you have a 20% off coupon, you could just buy it now and pay the extra six bucks. Click here to page through the beastly ad!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,049: Roan Shryne (Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 4, 2013

Was he in the movie?  Well, he was in a few novels, so Hasbro managed to sneak out Roan Shryne as an action figure in the just-released Toys R Us exclusive Gunship packs.  You'll probably want to snag it if you're a book fan, and if not, well, it's still movie-ish enough for my liking.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,048: Sarissa Jeng (Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 1, 2013

Lady Jedi toys are uncommon, so Sarissa Jeng is pretty exciting to see.  Her legs are recycled, but the rest of her seems new despite being similar to Ki-Adi-Mundi.  The actress in stills looks quite cute - how is the figure?  Read on!