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Image Bank: VC80 Anakin Skywalker

By Mike — Saturday, January 14, 2012

Hasbro expanded upon The Phantom Menace Celebration scene finale where we witness little Ani in full Padawan garb. The figure includes a lightsaber, training helmet, and training remote orb. This is a super articulated, with great likeness, vast improvement from the 1999 "Naboo" figure, which until now had been the only version of Padawan Anakin released. It's worth the wait as Hasbro packed in 14 points of articulation, incredible detail, and even a soft goods skirt to plus it up. Can I get a "Yipeee"?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,718

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, January 13, 2012

Not every bounty hunter is an armored purveyor of badassery-- El-Les was a little weak compared to other similar characters from around the galaxy, but at least he got a nice action figure.  Is it time to buy?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC84 Queen Amidala

By Mike — Friday, January 13, 2012

Hasbro has hardly disappointed with the various versions of Queen Amidala and her ornate dresses. We're glad they ditched the salt shaker bodies and went with sound design. While not super-articulated because it doesn't make much sense unless they can engineer appropriate soft goods, they do include swivel elbows and sculpted legs. The likeness is decent and the sculpt and paint app for the Foreign Residence Dress is superb. 

Image Bank: VC85 Quinlan Vos

By Mike — Friday, January 13, 2012

We like our Jedis dark, brooding, conflicted, and dreadlocked with warpaint. Easily one of my favorite figures of this wave, the new Quinlan Vos is finely detailed and articulated to include ball jointed hips to be battle posed in many ways. Vos was a blink and you'll miss him Easter Egg in Episode I, but Hasbro made every effort to make sure this figure stands out as one of the better ones to kick off 2012.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,717

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's time to get a whole lot less excited with Lemmet Tauk, a guardsman from Crimson Empire.  The comics were fun, but these figures?  Not so much.  Should you look him up now that he's cheap on eBay?  Read on!

Carded Deleted Scenes Figures Surface

By Mike — Thursday, January 12, 2012

Images of the upcoming Return of the Jedi Deleted Scenes wave including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, General Cracken, Lando Calrissian, and the Mon Calamari Rebel Pilot have been posted at Sandtroopers.com. Due to a lack of good source photos, Hasbro had to rely on composite art and these turned out fantastically in our opinion.

Darth Maul Giveaway Site Live

By Mike — Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Hasbro Darth Maul Giveaway site is now live. The grand prize is a life sized Darth Maul signed by George Lucas himself. 100 Force FX Lightsabers will be given away as a first prize. Entry forms can be found inside 2012 Vintage assortment figures and vehicles.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,716

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Now cheap on eBay, this Clone Trooper comes with a speeder bike designed especially for the cargo hold in your Republic Gunships-- so you have one, right?  Get one.  Read on!

Image Bank: VC55 Logray (Ewok Medicine Man)

By Mike — Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hasbro does a great job with an all new, nicely articulated Logray and even better having him in his original Kenner card. While the figure included in the POTF2 Ewok 2 pack wasn't bad for its time,  this will be the definite version of the furry shaman for awhile.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,715

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The AT-AT Driver wasn't really an essential figure to be made, but it did check him off the "unmade" list if the 2006 General Veers didn't do it for you. So how does this pegwarmer hold up?  Read on!

Preview: Clone Wars 2012 Wave 1 (Carded)

By Mike — Monday, January 9, 2012

What street date? Walmart continues to put out Star Wars 2012 merchandise while Target and ToysRUs stores remain barren. I'm not a market economist or a bean counter, but if I have product lingering in the back stock not selling, it's hurting the bottom line. It's not like it's going to spoil a 12 year old movie for us. But I digress.

Clone Wars Wave 1 consists of mostly re-issued figures with the new being Anakin Skywalker, Clone Trooper Phase II, and Commander Cody with Propulsion Pack. Chewbacca has been repainted lighter from his 2011 version to be more accurate to the series character. We present all of them except for CW3 Savage Opress, who continues to be the elusive one for hunters even with this re-issue. 

Image Bank: VC26 Rebel Commando II (Revenge)

By Mike — Monday, January 9, 2012

A head swap for Rebel troop builders is always welcome.  Hasbro essentially took the head from the TSC 2006 Rebel Trooper and popped it into the new TVC body and voila! "New figure". Both head variants are readily available on store pegs in both the "Return" and "Revenge" cardbacks.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,714

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 9, 2012

This Stealth Operations Clone Trooper is basically Commander Blackout, and was (heck, is still) at Toys R Us as an exclusive.  Should you get him to add to your invisible Stealth Ship?  Read on!

Image Bank: MH01 Shock Trooper

By Mike — Monday, January 9, 2012

The 2005 Revenge of the Sith Clone Trooper figure with "Quick Draw" action feature is re-released for the 2012 Movie Heroes assortment. The Shock Trooper also includes a character card, figure stand, and die for the Galactic Battle game.

Preview: Movie Heroes Wave 1 (Carded)

By Mike — Sunday, January 8, 2012

Presenting a carded preview of Movie Heroes Wave 1. Figure wise, they're nothing new and definitely targeted more towards a TPM 3D mainstream and younger audience with action features, gimmicks, and the Galactic Battle game. Completists, carded collectors, and the Steve Sanweet's of the world will also be drawn by the striking Maul packaging art.