This is a good one. If you're one of the few readers who still believe it's important for an action figure to be a good toy, this Anakin Skywalker is one of the better ones. Not only does he have the first entirely-new sculpt of Jake Lloyd as Anakin in over a decade, but he has a wacky fun toy backpack that feels like it was ripped right out of the 1990s... when the first Anakin came with a backpack which did absolutely nothing.
The Clone Trooper Lieutenant is starting to finally trickle into stores, just in time for you to go "Didn't I get this in San Diego?" (Yes.) It's still quite good, and as a repaint it's OK. If yours has eyebrows, anyway. Read on!
Arguably one of the more interesting TIE Fighter pilot names, Mauler Mithel came from, if my abacus is truthful, Decipher's customizable card game. The pilot is notable with his rubbed helmet symbol and... pilot-ness.
Who loves a good argument? The Nightsister which just showed up at Target is sold with animated versions of Darth Maul and Savage Opress, but is sculpted to match a prequel concept for a proto-Darth Maul Sith Witch character. She's not very cartoony, but if anything, feels like a stealth "concept" figure rather than a Mother Talzin substitute.
The Darth Sidious that is made the least tends to sell best, and the 2012 version ain't bad. It has a nice head sculpt popped on a 2005 body, but the sculpt of the 1999 version is pretty charming still. Is this a worthy upgrade? Read on!
This is a good one. The Yellow R6-Series Astromech Droid was probably my favorite from the ones I was able to get in Orlando last month, because it looks just familiar and just different enough to be awesome. It's also in some really gonzo color. Is it worth tracking down?
A few of you have written in asking which Fighter Pods were exclusive to the series 3 blind bags. A good question! But let's do you one better and give you a Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 3 Checklist!
The Naboo Starfighter Pack is the sole carded "vehicle pack" in Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 3. (There's a boxed one too, so don't fret too much.) It includes an exclusive Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul, and Naboo Starfighter while introducing the new "Spinfire Launchers" which aren't half bad. Despite the series being more than 50% repaints, the new elements are actually a heck of a lot of fun in this set. See the video and figures after the jump... or don't. Whatever.
There are many, many C-3PO figures and this is one of them. Based on a retooled and redecorated 2005 mold, the Resurgence of the Jedi release has some extra smudging and black oil paint. Is it cool? Read on!
Good news, everyone! Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 3 are here! I got a box of blind-bagged figures the other day and made a short video highlighting the new packaging and new figures like Savage Opress, Ahsoka Tano, and Princess Leia in Boushh Disguise. Several awesome new figures are included, as well as an obscene number of new holographic figures... including Jabba the Hutt. Want to see more? Check out the video after the jump.
This Plo Koon was built off a modified 2002 release with some changes made from the waist on down, allowing the figure to sit. Sort of. Is it worth getting? Should you complete the Jedi High Council?
It's R5-D8! I know it looks like R5-D4, but it's not. Trust me. This redeco uses a build-a-droid body and creates Jek Porkins' trusty droid in a different paint job than they did for Galactic Heroes.