It ain't perfect, but this just-released Vintage 2012 Grand Moff Tarkin is pretty good. This is a figure with great engineering and parts reuse, and unfortunate color and plastic choices. (He's shiny.) The cloth skirt doesn't look so bad in person, and the sculpt is exceptional. Want to know more? Read on, or watch the video after the jump! (It's short, but not too short.)
Love 'em or hate 'em, we haven't done 'em much. So today, Shae Vizla has not only your normal Figure of the Day feature, but also a bonus video review. How does this new figure fare? Was the gallery from a few days ago just not enough? Well, read on and check out even more on this fantastic new release!
It's called a good problem for Disney but less than ideal for vacationing collectors. Dan Curto is at Disney Star Wars Weekends and reported some changes with the Droid Factory packaging and availability of parts.
It looks huge as it should be and now showing up in the Philippines (Mabuhay!). Jedi Temple Archives has a report with photos comparing the size of the box and what's inside the new Class III MTT (Multi Troop Transport).
Some larger photos of the upcoming K-Mart exclusive AT-ST Scout Walker have been posted for pre-order at Toy Palace.
It's the new Captain Rex, which has exceptional deco and unexceptional articulation. Just get a look at the amazing painted detail, and then try not to cringe when you realize he has no wrist joints. Read on!
Want to know what the real deal is with that hard to find Kithaba variant? Is it even real or the product of some deviant customizers? We have an update for you!
While long-awaited, Daultay Dofine didn't top a bunch of wish lists. The benefit of the long gap between his debut in the movies and his figure comes through in its great costume and articulation. Read on!
Hasbro has released a couple of nice, clear photos of the Comic-Con International 2012 Star Wars Exclusive Carbonite Chamber multi-pack featuring an exclusive Vintage Collection Jar Jar Binks in Carbonite.
Another version wasn't on my top priority list, but there's plenty to like about the new Clone Pilot, especially since he features new sculpting with re-used parts from previous figures that complement the upgrade. A few ROTS era pilots have been released for battle packs and Evolutions sets over the years with varying degrees of quality. However, this well executed design partnered with some kit bashing and the appeal of a film scene specific representation makes VC97 pretty close to if not definitive.
Best know to many as Klaatu, Wooof came out in late 2010 as one of the few figures which took an exceptionally long time to see a modern-era remake. He may be warming pegs, but is he worth buying? Read on!
The deadly female Mandalorian Bounty Hunter is the second Vintage Collection action figure from The Old Republic video game. Shae Vizla includes swappable heads to display her helmeted and un-helmeted and she even comes with some flame effects like it's 2002.
Based on the Clone (or is it?) protagonist from The Force Unleashed II game, Starkiller comes with a pilot outfit and training armor for some Sith apprentice badass-ness. For better or worse, he's the 100th Vintage Collection figure (I thought it should've been a more iconic character that Kenner never originally produced, like Tarkin.) and if past is any prologue on the popularity of other Star Wars video game themed action figures and the cross-sell appeal for both collectors and gamers alike, he should be pretty hard to find on a store peg.