Expanded Canon meets Expanded Universe as the fan favorite Republic Commando Boss gets the Clone Wars treatment in 2012 with good sculpt, but awfully limited leg articulation. He comes with his standard commando weaponry, a zip line, and a cool storage pack to harness his hand blasters.
The main selling point of this Anakin Skywalker figure is probably his dirty mug, follwed by the helmet. Sadly, it doesn't really fit in the matching Pod Racer, nor is it a new mold-- it's a 2000-era figure. Is it worth getting as part of a big set? R
While a long-requested figure, Ben Quadinaros had lost Fan's Choice voting more than once, and this figure actually looks significantly meaner than the renderings from the movie. Is this crueller take on the kite with arms worth buying? Read on!
The leader of the Wolfpack upgrades his armor but loses mobility for his second figure release. There are a few things so right about this figure and a lot that could have been done better. Visually, he looks stunning, but if you can get by with 8 points of articulation on a figure that's meant to be posed dynamically or keep your figures carded, then you'll probably be O.K.
The most prominent and notorious Clone Trooper unit gets an update in plastic in the new and improved 2011 body. He's super-articulated, nicely-decoed and you can generalize this as a repaint of the Movie Heroes Class I BARC Speeder with Clone Trooper and you would be correct. But then there's a slight issue with the helmet.
Plain vanilla ice cream is sometimes all you need to take care of that sweet tooth. It's uncomplicated yet classically flavorful. In the case of the VC45 Phase I Clone Trooper, Hasbro makes plain white even more intriguing by drafting an all new, spectacular sculpt that's aesthetically and proportionally pleasing, proving that super articulation is not the end all, be all of vanilla ice cream or Clone Troopers.
This Hasbro print ad for The Vintage Collection from August 2011 stars Cantina Patron and mercenary Bom Vimdin. Check it out in our Image Bank!
So this is the new Darth Vader for 2012, which is actually a figure from 2002 with fewer accessories at twice the price. Oh, and they took out the magnets. He looks good, though, so is he worth the nine bucks? Read on!
Despite her brief appearances in the films, Aayla Secura has a good following among the fan base. As far as her action figure, I didn't really give much thought to an upgrade even with the less than spectacular efforts in 2003 and 2005.
Check out this Grievous Bodyguard figure from the ill-fated (and at the time, expensive) arena sets. You'd get 2 underarticulated figures and a couple of bases for $20, when figures were about $5.50. The free market has spoken! But check out more on this figure, just read on!